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 Post subject: Parts storage during a restoration
PostPosted: Jul Thu 29, 2021 10:40 pm 
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The next time you are at a grocery store, pick up a box of zip-lock storage bags. They are great for storing knobs, assemblies, and hardware during a restoration. The bags won't spill if they are sealed, and the contents are easily visible.

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 Post subject: Re: Parts storage during a restoration
PostPosted: Jul Fri 30, 2021 7:24 am 
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And you can (probably should) put little notes in them identifying what the contents are & any necessary info like how to reinstall.


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 Post subject: Re: Parts storage during a restoration
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For tiny parts I use a small 7 compartment pill reminder box that I bought at the drug store. Each compartment is marked Sunday through Saturday. I have 2 of these, one is green and the other is white.


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 Post subject: Re: Parts storage during a restoration
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I use a large collection of Noosa 8 oz yogurt tubs with snap-on lids, labeled with making tape and a Sharpie.

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 Post subject: Re: Parts storage during a restoration
PostPosted: Aug Sun 08, 2021 10:04 pm 
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I bought a 6 pack of Banker Boxes I use to store parts for each radio I'm working on. Except for the cabinet, it can hold the bigger parts. The snack zip lock bags are good for smaller parts. With notes like Back Cover. Front Bezel. I learned how important notes are for me after my first restoration. I can still come up short or over a part after all this planning. That's where my clear plastic screw bin comes in handy. Nothing goes into the round can.

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 Post subject: Re: Parts storage during a restoration
PostPosted: Aug Sun 08, 2021 11:20 pm 
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I also found that when you are working four or five radios at one time,
it is VERY important to put the parts of each radio in some sort of container and label it.
We never want to say ;I don't need to write that down----I will remember it.
Now I find myself labeling each speaker with the make and model of to radio it goes to.
Dan in Calgary


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 Post subject: Re: Parts storage during a restoration
PostPosted: Aug Mon 09, 2021 12:18 am 
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For small things that are too sharp or heavy for bags, pill bottles with screw on lids work well. If you drop one, it doesn't break or open (unless you try really hard). If you know any old people you can have an endless supply.

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 Post subject: Re: Parts storage during a restoration
PostPosted: Aug Mon 09, 2021 1:24 am 
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Freeman wrote:
I bought a 6 pack of Banker Boxes I use to store parts for each radio I'm working on. Except for the cabinet, it can hold the bigger parts. The snack zip lock bags are good for smaller parts. With notes like Back Cover. Front Bezel. I learned how important notes are for me after my first restoration. I can still come up short or over a part after all this planning. That's where my clear plastic screw bin comes in handy. Nothing goes into the round can.

Freeman
BINGO!

Just what I did for my Maine Radio restoration... I should have done that sooner, I lost a new brass strip I intended to use for terminal strip brackets. Oh, heck, so I ordered another strip, that is in the Bankers box...

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 Post subject: Re: Parts storage during a restoration
PostPosted: Aug Tue 24, 2021 1:48 am 
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I use the resealable bags that my Mouser and Digikey parts are packed in. The original label gives me somewhere to write what's being dropped in. Then all of the bags for one project go in their own small box.


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 Post subject: Re: Parts storage during a restoration
PostPosted: Aug Tue 24, 2021 1:52 am 
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Al Green wrote:
I use the resealable bags that my Mouser and Digikey parts are packed in. The original label gives me somewhere to write what's being dropped in. Then all of the bags for one project go in their own small box.


This is what I do. I save all the bags my parts come in.


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