Introduction: Resistor Storage (A Home for Ohms)
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Step 1: My Way of Storing Resistors
During a recent renovation of my relatively small workshop I decided to find a better way to store my resistor stock. Until now I had stored them in small plastic drawers, several values per drawer, bit this made it time consuming locating a particular value or even knowing if I had the value I was looking for.
The new storage came to me during a visit to a local office supplies store (Officeworks) here in Hobart.
I found a packet of 50 seed storage envelopes for just a few dollars. Being seed storage I assume the paper is acid free.
The envelopes measure 120x70mm.
Now for something to put them in.
Step 2: The Box
The answer came during a visit to a local hardware store (Bunnings). In the craft aisle I found an MDF craft box that by chance would perfectly fit 2 envelopes wide and near exact height. A box could be fabricated with basic tools.
All that was required was to glue a centre divider into the box (a piece of 3mm balsa offcut) and sort the resistors into their new home.
I can now locate a value in seconds and as soon as I pick out the envelope its obvious if I have any of that value.
The labels are printed using Avery Label printing software.
I sprayed the box with a wood sealer.
I am now considering another box to store ceramic and other small capacitors.