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 Post subject: Another Means of ID'ing And Storing Parts
PostPosted: Feb Wed 18, 2015 1:23 am 
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One thing that comes with getting older is coming into a large number of prescription bottles. Most of them I get have white caps with or without printing. the ones with print can be readily erased with the application of some sandpaper which makes a good surface to use a permanent marker on. I've been doing this this afternoon at work for our shop parts. Now for the new wrinkle. prescription bottles are a pain to store loose. To make them more user friendly, I got some closed cell polyethylene foam of the type used for shipping heavy items, and cut a 2 1/2" sheet of it into a square to fit in the storage locker and took one Rx bottle, as most were the same size and cut the bottom off of it. I used a knife to scrape a sharp bevel inside the open end of the bottle and replaced the cap, for a handle. I then used the bottle as a cookie, or wad cutter in the sheet of foam and it made just the right sized holes to firmly hold the bottles in the foam. Now I have a number of bottles held securely with the ID info in plain view. I suppose you could hang the foam, glue it to a board and screw it to a wall or use as is as I am.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Means of ID'ing And Storing Parts
PostPosted: Feb Wed 18, 2015 8:05 am 
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That "Cookie Cutter" method would work well for storing tubes also.

For different size holes one might be able to take a piece of EMT, and sharpen the edge of it, and fit a handle on it, or even grind some teeth on it and attach to a piece of drill rod, and the cut holes with a drill. With an open top the "core" should just pop out by itself while cutting another hole.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Means of ID'ing And Storing Parts
PostPosted: Feb Mon 23, 2015 3:07 am 
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Rather than labeling mine with a permanent marker, I use white adhesive tape marked with a ball point pen. That way, when whatever is in the bottle outgrows it's container, I just transfer the label to a larger bottle and the old bottle is ready for reuse without having to remove the marker. It also avoids having to remove the original printing on the cap.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Means of ID'ing And Storing Parts
PostPosted: Feb Mon 23, 2015 4:10 am 
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Many times permanent marker can also be removed with isopropyl alcohol, as well.


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