Keeping assorted screws, bolts, and other pieces of small hardware organized and easily accessible is always a challenge in my shop. It seems I can never find the part I want or it’s always at the other end of the shop. To solve this problem, I built the small parts organizer you see in the photo at right. It stores the small parts I use most often.
The organizer holds a dozen 13⁄8″ x 4″ clear plastic tubes that I ordered from Lee Valley (27K6011). These tubes let you quickly and easily see the contents stored inside. It keeps a wide range of parts in one place and is compact enough to sit on a workbench. Or you can pick it up by the handle and quickly carry everything to the job site.