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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
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Posted - 08/18/2019 :  02:06:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I waste a lot of time looking for small tools in my very messy work area. So I took some empty pill bottles and glued them to a piece of wood using silicon sealant.


I then filled them with paint brushes, Xacto knives, emery boards, tweezers, files and you can even use them for stripwood.



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Dutchman
Administrator

USA
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Posted - 08/18/2019 :  08:21:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Bernd
Fireman

USA
3129 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2019 :  08:35:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Darryl,

What a great idea. I've been collecting pill bottles by the dozens. I was saving them and thinking of hanging them from a shelf. Not so good of an idea. It was hard to release the bottle from the cap with those child proof lids. I like your idea better.

Off to the shop later to try out your idea. Should neaten up my workbench.

Bernd
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George D
Moderator

USA
15183 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2019 :  09:07:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good idea, Darryl. I have a pill bottle taped to a leg on my workbench for disposing old razor and knife blades.

At my age, pill bottles are easy to come by.

George
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hairball
New Hire

Canada
44 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2019 :  09:54:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darryl, always the THINKING MAN !!! How to make modeling easier.

mike
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6642 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2019 :  10:06:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great tip, Darryl!

Those little bottles can be used for a variety of things. I mix paint, store little bits and pieces (label the front of the bottle so you can find the stuff "later on!!!"), clean brushes, stash liquid adhesives for precision application and so on. There are all kinds of interesting things one can do with these little gems.

But mostly I stash handrails, glad hands, windshield wipers, little details and such that I pull from some locomotive destined for the paint shop. A tight cap and a label on the front are necessities!

Pete
in Michigan
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Bernd
Fireman

USA
3129 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2019 :  10:50:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
As George said: "At my age, pill bottles are easy to come by."

So off to the shop after a second cup of coffee. Cut up some Luan plywood and preceded to glue some bottles to the plywood.



Now I need to find my workbench under all the debris that's accumulated.

Bernd

Edited by - Bernd on 08/19/2019 07:59:44 AM
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BigLars
Engineer

USA
11332 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2019 :  6:39:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Funny, I use coffee mugs. The pill bottles would be good for the small stuff.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6642 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2019 :  7:07:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice collection, Bernd!

Those bottles are also good collectors of minuscule screws, nuts, washers, odd-sized screws, metric, Imperial and so on. Just Label the bottle when you use it and Don't Depend on Memory!! [:-banghead] [:-banghead] [:-banghead]

Pete
in Michigan
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5317 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2019 :  09:22:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My grandfather beat you to it, he used coffee cans.
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