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Posted on Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:08 pm
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I am currently using baggies for storing my rings. I have this nagging in my brain that says there has to be a better way.

So what does everyone else use for storing rings and tools and any other maille-phenalia??


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Posted on Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:47 pm
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All my beads, fidings and rings are in baggies the seperated in tubs beads in one and findings and rings in the other. You can use any bead organizer or even a fishing box to organize your rings.

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Posted on Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:54 pm
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you can also use spice storage canisters. There are some that are magnetic and can be attached to a board to see them easier.


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Posted on Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:42 pm
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I use storage bins and assortment boxes like these:

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Posted on Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:16 pm
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Empty vitamin bottles. Got em all labeled.


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Posted on Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:41 am
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Tackle Box with removable storage containers...has a nifty little pocket on the side for small tools and three removable containers with little separators to divide up my sizes and metals.

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Posted on Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:39 am
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Tackle boxes and similar 'assortment' containers are imho only good for findings and solitary items, but NOT for ring storage. Here I use ONLY ziploc style baggies, in a single standard size, with a consistent marking scheme, stored sorted into also standardized cardboard boxes, marked also consistently, stored on a shelf in my work room. Who once experienced an extensive sort session after an open tackle box with different types of rings stored in it had fallen to the floor, will know why I chose my method.

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Posted on Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:30 pm
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ZiLi wrote:
Here I use ONLY ziploc style baggies, in a single standard size, with a consistent marking scheme, stored sorted into also standardized cardboard boxes, marked also consistently


Yay!! I'm not crazy AND on the right track!! I don't have a set room to work in so I currently keep everything jewelry/chainmaille related in a small tote.

I'm trying to figure out how to best store my tools as opposed to them floating around in the tote.


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Posted on Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:46 pm
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I started off with some of the fishing tackle holders. Much later, I started using parts organizers, i.e. ones with 60 drawers each. These are great for maillers who use vast amounts of different ring types and sizes and do not require portability.

Since a spill occurred back in '03 (when I used the fishing tackle holders exclusively), every ring type gets stored in a separate zip lock bag, then in its designated storage drawer or slot.

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Posted on Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:57 pm
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Is that a new basket in the works, CMB?


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Posted on Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:22 pm
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I love the little chain shirt hanging on a tiny hanger in the background. I know it's for your dude, but it looks so cute on its hanger :3

I recently got my first one of those organizers, but the one I have has some large drawers on the bottom in addition to the small drawers.

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Posted on Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:49 am
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I use these in various sizes: http://www.containerandpackaging.com/item/J098 They were the cheapest at the time, but they've got some others that are cheaper now.

I need to order more...

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Posted on Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:31 am
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hsingscrapper wrote:
I'm trying to figure out how to best store my tools as opposed to them floating around in the tote.

Have you considered a magnetic tool holder? They look pretty interesting, though I've never gotten around to trying one.

There's also those tool organizer things, like these.

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Posted on Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:11 am
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For 10K to 50K+-ring projects like armor/shirts/etc., coffee cans with lids or coffee canisters with their screwtop lids, in the back of a closet. A #10 can, which is a regular-size coffee can, holds ten pounds plus of links. Having a lid is a must; prevents disastrous spills if the canister is overset.

The same canisters also containerize baggies of smaller quantities of links.

This method is attractive if you can score coffee cans for free.

For your tools a tool roll is a wonderful thing, either boughten or sewn up at home.


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Posted on Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:05 am
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I use anything and everything to store in and leave them all over the house. It's easy for me to keep track though because I only use about a dozen diffrent link sizes most the time.

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