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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 03:43 pm:

When you don't have room on shelves I use milk carton, and a Harbor Fright small moving dolly.

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Floyd Voie - Chehalis, Washington on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 03:59 pm:

Hey Bob!
That's a lotta milk to drink!
Hope you had help and a lotta cookies!
Are you working the swap meet next month?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Allen Vitko on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 04:34 pm:

Been picking up old heavy duty file cabinets for 5.00 at garage sales, new ones are to weak.

The fronts are marked with green tape and contents. Easy to get what you want without moving to the bottom box to find them.

I made the mistake of telling a few friends I now have to beat to the garage sales!

Those crates are great for catching rats or mice and keeping your critters out of the traps. Turn the crate over with a trap inside they come in the hand holds.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 04:59 pm:

Bob,
I tried using these "milk" crates for milk but the milk ran out the side holes :-(
Now I use them for parts like you do. Very handy.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Richard Bennett on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 06:27 pm:

Fellows, those crates belong to the milk companies in Australia, and their use by others is illegal. But they are used for all sorts of things. I use one as a step when washing my modern. Perhaps the most inventive way I have seen them used was when a plasterer had a pair strapped to his shoes as he plastered the walls of a house being rendered. They made really stable stilts of just the right height for the job.

A couple of years ago at the big Ballarat Swap meet, sherriff's officers had a field day fining anybody who had the crates on their sites.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. J. "Art" Bell on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 06:41 pm:

Milk crates get brittle with age or exposure to the sun.
Do not trust them when carrying heavy parts or standing on them.
(And they are hard to extract your foot from - donít ask!!)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 07:27 pm:

Well recently I got a old school bus body removed from the frame for 200 bucks deleiverd.
I was going to make a wood working shop out of it till I walked in and it was way to hot in there during a hot summer day!
So it will become storage once I get it leveled up by a couple local folk with a huge forklift.Shelveing will be a must.But the roller dollys,hum never thought of that.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ex trooper on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 07:41 pm:

I have 3 of the larger ones that I fastened some 1/8 aluminum diamond plate to with TEK screws. They still interlock/stack, are strong as heck, and being modular build into steps really easy. The smaller ones (square) I lined with heavy corrugated cardboard and spray glue. Keeps screws and skinny stuff from poking out. 2 Cents.
Theres enough spray paint on them that a positive ID is impossible. troop


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By doug hauge upstate NY stittville 13469 on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 08:59 pm:

another good storage caddy I use is the plastic crates that 2 lt soda bottles come in. coffee cans fit in the holes but I prefer the cans that tomatoes come in, they are a little shallower. you can thread a rope threw the center and use it as a handle to carry it. I store all my different size sheet rock screws in one. they work great


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff V on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 09:05 pm:

I spend the long dollar and buy heavy duty hinged lid totes from U-Line. Stack real nice and great for taking stuff to swap meets.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andy Loso St Joseph, MN on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 09:09 pm:

They work great for lots of T parts. Attached is my photo, and there is close to 60 of them along the wall. They are behind the C Cab, look through the back window. They work great for coils, which most of these are. Don't mind the mess, if your shop is clean you aren't getting done, but cleaning the shop.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 09:44 pm:

Do the Milk Company's know you have their crates.
Just saying.
Special Agent
kraM trawetS
FBI Field Agent Bakersfield



Ha Ha Ha


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andy Loso St Joseph, MN on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 10:29 pm:

Yes,

My Milkman gives them to me.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 10:44 pm:

Thank you for reporting back Andy.
I will remove you from the list of
Milk crates (one's with Model T Parts only)
That I may need to confiscate for myself.. I Mean for evidence.

kraM trawetS
Fbi Agent


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 10:54 pm:

I am the lawful owner of my milk crates...

http://www.fleetfarm.com/mff/detail/sterilite-storage-crate/0000000054460


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andy Loso St Joseph, MN on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 10:57 pm:

Derek,

I have tried them, but they don't hold up to an entire transmission, like the milky ones do.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike conrad on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 11:32 pm:

Bob! Parts storage can be made even easier. Step one. Load all or some model T parts into your pick up. Step two drive out to see your good friend Mike. Step four unload all your worries. Just think of all the new model T parts you will space for. Your welcome in advance.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Findlay on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 02:38 am:

Mike. What happened to step 3?? Oh I know "Mike pays Bob for parts!!!" Wish I had your money....
Ken


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike conrad on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 12:25 pm:

Ha, Ken I had to remove step three "finance problems" Lol!! Or...step three. Mike writes out a tax slip for Bob for his charitable donation, and he writes it off on his 2013 taxes. Ken bet you wish you had my brains also! Ha! (That's not asking for a lot)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike conrad on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 12:32 pm:

Ken, forgot to mention. This offer extends to you also. Please don't feel left out.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 12:48 pm:

Hmmm... Must have had the "top up" and thawed out the old brain muscle from the run on the first!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 01:06 pm:

Looks like a splendid idea. The holes are large enough for the rodents and the black widow spiders to get in.

Saturday, I found the darndest thing. I wish I had taken a picture of it. My son had a Saturn engine block by the side of the garage for about 15 years. It quit running and froze up before he pulled it. We took it to the dump Saturday and the oil filter was still on the side of it so I pulled off the filter and around it was stuffed cotton from a rodent's nest. There was no way it could have gotten in except to crawl through the tiny passages inside the engine! He says that it would have been impossible for that to cause the engine seizure, that it must have gotten in after it had been sitting next to the garage for 15 years with the pan off.

Anyway, the milk cartons work. That is at a good way to keep the parts organized.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison_Rice Minnesota on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 01:06 pm:

Andy, I've met your milkman and he knows about your little scam and oh by the way that's clean for your shop. Arizona's nice. Thanks for asking, wish you were here. Ha! And I'm doing what I can to save enough money to pay my club dues when I get back.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 03:43 pm:

Mike
I don't have that many parts left, I've been helping others and the supply is way down.
Step #1 I'm to lazy to load them.
Step #2 I would to find your place.
Step #3 I would be to worn out after driving
And I could not find the key to
unlock the bed cover.

Just for get the hole idea.

Bob


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