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Outlaw1640

Metal storage.

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OK I'm wondering what you guys use to store metal... Sheet metal, flatbar, round bar , tubing etc....

Over the years in have tried everything I can think of buckets, shevels filing cabinets etc. I always try to keep all the little pieces as I never know what I'm going to need. This amounts to tons of little pieces also in steel loonynum stainless as well as some brass copper titanium. I think you can see the issue but the main problem is I end up not being able to find shit I know I have which basically makes it usless to have so I'm hoping you guys have some good storage ideas. I getting ready to make a pretty big redesign on my shop layout and hope to integrate a new storage system.

Please help.

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I'm with you. Big pile here and there... A storage system would be great!

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I have to organize my "collection " as well. I was thinking of putting the small stuff in bins sorted by type of metal and then shape (tabs, angles, brackets, round, etc.). Kind of like sorting miscellaneous nuts and bolts.

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About once a year I force myself to sell all the scrap that I just can't look at anymore. It forces me to really evaluate what I have in the "Hope Chest" of metal scrap. A lot of it stays, most of it goes. knowing that it's going to the scrapper also encourages me to keep it somewhat organized- - different metals, different values. But the thing that makes this really work is that I am always collecting metal racks/displays from the shopping center. It makes it worth the trip.

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Yep I feel your pain. Just did a scrap yard run last week. Ought to do another one. I have a hope chest too and it just takes up real estate space. My intention is to get rid of ALL of it. Hot rolled is cheap as dirt.

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I separate everything into types of metals, and shapes. Other than that, I keep it under benches and out in the shed. I don't like to throw anything even remotely usable away. I look at a tidbit of steel and tell myself that it could be shaped into a tab to weld onto something and so on. I sell my alum swarf, and that's about it.

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