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Old 12-09-2017, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by stefanj
Wow . . . this actually makes me feel a little better about my rocket area!

Glad I could help!

Originally Posted by stefanj
Being in a garage, I can use cheap ugly shelving and plastic bins.
I found a great, long plastic bin a few years ago that is just long enough to neatly fit 34" / 36" body tubes. I am not sure what is was made to store . . . rolls of gift wrap paper perhaps?

Probably - I have a couple of those tho for BT storage, I use corrugated boxes. I like to keep the tubes standing on-end rather than flat, and the boxes I have them in are easier to store.

Originally Posted by stefanj
A similar cardboard box holds balsa and basswood stock.

My work table was a horror until I dumpster-dove a set of cheap wood shelves. It fit under the bench, and as they turn up at Goodwill I've been buying these colorful plastic bins. Tools and materials get sorted in.

Bins, Drawers and boxes I have (see below) - just not enough.

Originally Posted by stefanj
The downside of keeping everything down there is rocket puttering is less comfortable and spontaneous.

I agree. Though my room has gotten out of hand, I do like having everything within reach. I still have 3 or 4 plastic storage containers of kits downstairs to go through as well.
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