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Old 01-27-2021, 02:22 AM
YvesCH YvesCH is offline
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I bought two of these and they keep all the rivets and a few other small tools.

I used the same system and it works... but never drop a box (don`t ask how I know)
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Old 01-27-2021, 09:06 AM
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I have a small stack of these, that I use to organize small quantities of screws, rivets, etc. for my flying RV-6. While building I can see that larger quantities would be better, but for general repair and modification work these containers carry more than enough. They'll survive a drop without spilling, and when you want a quantity of one size for a short time you can remove the individual cups to take with you (and minimize the spillage if you accidentally tip it over).
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Old 01-27-2021, 10:30 AM
John Tierney John Tierney is offline
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Default Tic Tac

For my master supply of rivets I use the drawer storage noted above, but when bringing a small supply of rivets to the airplane, I now use Tic Tac boxes. You can write on the white tops the size with a sharpie, the container doesn't roll around, and it can be closed when not in use.

I previously used 35mm film canisters, but those are rare nowadays, and they do roll.
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Old 02-02-2021, 12:39 PM
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Got around to getting this into final form.....
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Old 02-02-2021, 04:32 PM
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I'll second the Stanley method. Have 4 total (only use 3), mix and match containers among them. One holds rivets, one holds screws, nutplates, etc, and a misc. box. HD also sells them online. Beware HF sells a knockoff but they are not compatible (might have gone all HF if I had started that way).
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Old 02-03-2021, 02:49 PM
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I put them in little plastic storage bins I got from the grocery store. Labeled the bins, separated them into flush and round head groups and arranged each group by size. Small batches of special sizes are kept in plastic bags. I built the shelf to hold the bins and it migrated to different places in the shop before ending up on this wall.
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