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Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Dennis Frisk (Dfrisk) on Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 12:46 pm:

Dave - those FS boxes are neat! Dad drove for FS out of their tank farm & terminal in Albany, Ill. Plus they supplied all our livestock feed and fuel and oil and grease for our farm equipment. I'm really surprised FS used their own boxes for herbicide jugs. Company I drove for had part of the contract with Monsanto south of Muscatine to haul 45 ft by 13-1/2 ft dry van loads of empty 2-1/2 gallon Round-Up jugs from Continental Can Corp in Elk Grove Village, Ill to Muscatine. Heartland Express hauled them too. Full truck load was 8900 pounds. Think West Side Transport got some too. That was way back before the bypass around Muscatine, you had to drive right downtown with all the narrow streets, sharp turns and dozens of stoplights.

Anyhow, nice looking shop.

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Mike Frade (Mfrade) on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 04:26 pm:

Good idea (and use) of the boxes. A lot better than tossing them out.

Tryin' to keep up with the repartee'

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy DAVID A CALKINS (Dcalkins) on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 12:20 pm:

David ,you can never have too much storage ,in a machine shop ,put a rag in the bottom as well ,i have the floor mats as well ,

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy David Schwandt (Dschwandt) on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 11:24 am:

Got to thinking, (sometimes that is a bad idea though) but not this time I hope.

I had a bunch of big heavy duty boxes I collected,from the co-op this spring while working anhydrous. These are the ones that two 2-1/2 gallon jugs are shipped in and are really thick wall and sturdy. I had used them to move everything from the shop prior to cleaning and doing the floor.

Well, now (finally) I am moving back in!! And thought why not cut them to size to fit the deep cabinets and pack them with the small parts I am needing from time to time? They fit really good in the cabinets I had reworked to use under the workbench.

I cut some the size I needed and used the tops for other small parts by gluing the flaps down to one another. like the bottoms, effectively making another box. Will use these on shelving units elsewhere, then make up some labels for them i.e. electrical, clutch parts, driveline, wheel end parts, trim etc.

Much easier to pull the box out rather then dragging everything out piece by piece looking for what you need as you know it will be in the very back corner!! Bigger individual items will go in the drawer below.

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