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    I spy KATO boxes in the trash! Do tell, what was in the box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tred View Post
    I spy KATO boxes in the trash! Do tell, what was in the box?
    Read post number #11 of this thread and you will learn the how and why of the contents in that particular Kato box.

    http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...ent-3x6-layout

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    Organization, for me, is key. Something is 10x more likely to get put away if it has a spot to be put away into. Also, training myself to put away the box of XYZ or the bottle of ABC when I am done with it is paying dividends. Not fully trained yet, but better than I was 5 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SP-Wolf View Post
    Every so often, especially after a project is done. I will put away tools, extra detail parts, paints, decals and supplies. Then the cycle will start over again.

    This is how my work bench looks mid project:
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    I follow the same procedure. I find it to be a sort of 'cleansing process'. It allows me to organize, re-sort, take inventory and prepare myself for the next project.
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    I use the 5S process from leal/six sigma.

    Yeah, I'm that guy.

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    I thought I remembered seeing ideas about organizing styrene so you can get at it, but now I can't find it, so this looks like a good place.

    I've got various sizes of sheet and strip styrene scattered around, can't find what I need, and I wind up buying more of what I've already got. Does this sound familiar? If so, you might want to look at this.

    Here are some pictures of a styrene caddy I built it last week. It is sized to fit the packages that Evergreen uses for their strips and sheets.

    Styrene Caddy A.jpg Styrene Caddy B.jpg Styrene Caddy C.jpg

    This caddy has two rows of three slots for strip styrene, each 2-3/8" wide by 1-3/8" deep. The ones in the back have a "floor" glued in 2" above the bottom board. These are made so that the Evergreen packages fit and you can see the label. The front slot goes the whole width of the caddy, and is for sheet styrene. This is repeated on the other side. This is made from 1/4" hardboard (such as Masonite) that I happened to have in the garage. There is a turntable swivel attached to the bottom, with bumpers on it so it won't slide around on or mar the workbench.

    I've organized this so that one side has strips and plain sheet. The strips are separated by thickness, 0.010, 0.015, etc. I can select the width I want out of that pocket. Short, cut-off pieces are put back in the Evergreen sleeve so they don't get lost in the bottom of the pocket. The other side has structural shapes, rod, and tubing, along with scribed sheets.
    Last edited by Tim R; 29th Mar 2016 at 03:38 PM. Reason: Corrected grammatical errors.
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