Here are some of the storage containers I use in my shop.
For me compact and efficient storage is essential because I have a lot of stuff in my shop and I am limited on space.
Here are the three pin trays I use the most, the upper tray are pins I have premade by spinning a head on one end of the pin. The lower trays are nickel silver and brass pins I have traded for/purchased over the years. I shudder to think how many dollars are in those two trays since I have not found these pins in the large quantities and had to purchase them in small packets.
This is where the pin trays and others set next to my workbench.
I still use the PVC tubes to store full 12 inch lengths of pin stock.
These boxes come in assorted sizes and are made in EU. I seem to recall some of them being stamped made in England, but I guess if they are stamped EU they could be made in England or anywhere else in the European Union. The brand name is REALLY USEFUL BOX. There is a size even smaller than the one on top and they get much, much larger. They are rated by volume in liters. The small one on top is rated at .14 L and the one on the bottom is rated 3 L. I find these at Office Depot or OfficeMax. I think the largest ones they carry are about 50 liters.
Here are some more pictures of the storage containers I use as they appear on the shelves.
I have found a number of these plastic drawers quite useful for organizing things and keeping them clean yet right next to my workbench where I need them.
These containers with light blue handles were some I picked up at Walmart. Walmart used to carry a lot of sizes in these but they are getting harder to find.
Some more Walmart containers. What I like about this particular size is they will store full sheets of sandpaper flat so they don’t curl there also large enough to store full packs of sandpaper. These three containers are full of individual sandpaper sheets, sandpaper packets and 3M polishing paper. By storing them in these containers my sandpaper doesn’t curl, which can be a real annoyance when that does happen.
Well there you have it, a look into my organized chaos!