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Storing and Sorting Wood Strips


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Worldway

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I'm not sure where I got this idea for organizing wood strips but I decided to use it.  However, I don't like it. It is cluttered and doesn't organize the wood very well.  I decided to start this topic to see how others out there handle their wood.

 

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mtaylor

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Have look here:  http://modelshipworl...obby-wood-pile/  for starters.

 

and here:  http://modelshipworl...-strip-storage/

 

I hope this helps.


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Silkjc

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I store mine in a similar way (vase)...however because the vase is short a lot of the taller pieces after a couple of years have a bit a bow in them...

Maybe we can use this as a gravity assist pre-plank bender  :P


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Worldway

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Here is my solution.

 

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genericDave

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I settled on this storage solution a few months ago.  My "workshop" is in the corner of my home office, so I needed something that kept all the strips handy and organized, but still looked nice enough that the wife would let me keep it in the house.  I bought a rolling organizer for architectural plans.  It lets me organize things into the different spaces and also holds the plans (obviously, since that is what it is designed for).  I keep the various sizes bundled together and labeled.

 

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tlevine

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Another suggestion would be to take some PVC pipe and cut of sections 12-18" long.  Glue the sections together with PVC cement, forming a honey comb.  This can be stored either vertically as the previous posts demonstrate or horizontally.  I prefer horizontal for long-term storage to prevent warping.


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Maurys

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I used Toni's suggestion of PVC pieces a few years ago and stored the wood vertically.  Big mistake!  The strips were bent within a month.  I suggest you store it horizontally (as Toni prefers) and do not allow long ends to hang over the open end.

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tlevine

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This is also a great way to store rolled up sets of plans and strip brass.  Because I am not a trusting soul, I also have two pieces of electrical wire wrapped around the outside in case the cement fails.


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Belt and suspenders, eh? ;) :D :D


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thibaultron

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If you have a coping/graphics place near you, see if you can get their discarded cardboard roll centers. They are great for storing rolled plans.

 

I roll the plans print side out, they lay flatter when you go to use them.


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AndyMech

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Here's a method of sorting and storing wood I came up with over the holidays:

 

At work, I found a cardboard box that was used to ship a computer keyboard - it's long and not too tall.  I cut the top lid off, and then cut that lid into strips about an inch wide.  Then, I glued those strips into the bottom of the box to create channels - apply some labels and most of my wood is sorted.  Cheap and quick to create.

 

If I find another box, I can make a second one and just stack them together.

 

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