Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Time to get organized

I am now at the point where I am waiting for the motor bearings to arrive and this saw is sitting here staring at me.

It is very difficult but now is the time to STOP taking stuff apart (like Day 5) and get organized. Once you start unscrewing, un-bolting, etc you are going to have a lot of small parts, many similar in size and shape, that love to simply disappear.

First you need a box/bin, whatever vessel that is big enough to hold all these small parts. I use these clear Rubbermaid storage bins:

Next get an assortment of plastic zip-lock style bags. Snack, Sandwich, and Freezer sizes.

Last, a permanent "Sharpie" type marker.

As you go, put the various parts and pieces into the right sized bag and label them. Smaller bags can be added to larger bags, etc and thrown into the bin along with the larger parts. The next time you need that particular jam nut you should be able to find it easily.

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