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Bolt of the Day! Fasteners Too !

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by fixou812, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. fixou812

    fixou812 Senior Member

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    I'll show you mine but I'd rather see yours.
    You could have all the swaggy shiney fancy tools in the world
    but without a nice collection of bolts. ...what good are they?
    The price has gone up ...availability and quality down?
    I've seen buckets of bolts rusting outside.
    I've seen lots of new bolts swept up and thrown away.
    All the places I've been i really should have worked on my bolt collection.
    I'd never have to buy another beer!
     
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    Wonder what this would cost you at the stupid store

    A clean sweep...but not a recent one. One barley pop per handful.
     

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    I save more bolts,nuts,washers, wire terminals than most do. Its hard not to save something that i think i will need some day.I wish i had a cheap way to store them the coffey cans and peanut butter jars need some improveing on.
     
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    I keep everything if I can reuse it. I use medicine bottles and some oganizers bought from home depot. 18x12x3. Locking lids, and stack able. They come with dividers you can arrange the holes like you want.
     
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    a heavy table or shelf with 2x4 sides on it work's pretty good just pile them on that way you can dig around in them to find what you what
     
  6. fixou812

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    handy fastnet

    Outers push. Inner pulls.
    Sounds like you have the same containers i have!
     

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    Don't tell the boss where I just retired but seems a few odds and ends stuck in the bottom of my pockets almost every day.

    I made it a habit when I went to bolt bins for hardware and wiring kit for wire ends to always get one or two extra just in case one got dropped or had been in the wrong bin did this to save time going back for more. Sometimes they would manage to get forgotten till I was putting clothes in the washer at home!
     
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    When I send out projects I build in the shop, I've made it pretty standard practice to send about 110% of the necessary hardware. Otherwise, they always come back to get a replacement for the screw they dropped and it bounced to who knows where.

    All the junk I put in my pants pockets usually doesn't show itself until the dryer. Sounds like nickles through a vacuum. lol

    Greyson
     
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    2 gallon oil jugs with one side cut out works well for the bigger stuff. The jugs set on a shelf under the bench ready to grab the handle to pull out and dump the one with the sizes needed because the bolt you need will be on the bottom. If you have white jugs you can use a magic marker to write the bolt diameter on the end of the jug. The old metal oil cans were the cats meow but none to be found anymore.
     
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    Fixou812 I recognize most of what you have there.:D Honest it just fell in my pocket... I love it when they ask if you want the garbage go ahead and take it:notworthy I love shiny things that don't rust or Gr 8 or 12. Was able to get some lock out relays some years ago that will be for an up coming job if I make enough money from work... I am doing a collecting of 20 liter pails for putting things into.
     
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    Beam clamp

    Think it was from Grainger
     

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    An old cardboard tube helps to load the loom

    After you get it started just pull the tube out and stretch the loom.
     

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    Hopefully you won't need this tool for awhile

    It takes a little getting used to. ...
     

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    a thin paper clip just fits into those connectors. ...

    And assist guiding it into the crimper....Very small
     
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    What flavor connector are those?
     
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    a rivet tool made by Snapp

    Works jiffy
     

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    All flavors Trax.....let me know what flavor suit your delicate pallet
    and I'll make up a pigtails and send it to you!
    Think that one's pork.
     
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    the bolt in the center is for bearings, wheels

    And other stuff
     

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    If i knew you were coming i'd a baked a Cake !

    Fresh off the 3D printer. (Plastic )
     

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    Everyone's party pack or bolt bin should include some "Well Head bolts "
    Why? Where to procure them (prefer free or trade for beer)...and what do they look like?
    Inch and a quarter. ...Inch and a half. ..
    lots of other sizes each way up and down.
    they look like a threaded rod. Kinda fine thread.
    put it in a piece of pipe and...
    "You can push or pull on something
    "Real Hard " ♡