Divider Cabinet
This project is simple in principle, but actually really complicated and tedious to carry out. The goal is to organize the hundreds upon hundreds of nuts, bolts, screws, and various and sundry other little doodads I have distributed across lots of different containers into a cabinet of divider drawers.
Most of my smaller electronic components reside in these drawer cabinets or divider boxes, which is fine, but for screws and such, I prefer to be able to see what's available easily. And anyway, it's also really difficult to label a lot of this miscellaneous stuff.
Here's an example of the contents. RTL Fasteners had a huge sale plus some extra deals and a major screwup on their web page (which they honored, then corrected), so I ordered almost every single item in their inventory (dogs not included).
The divider cabinet is supposed to look somewhat like this. It's about three feet wide, two feet deep, and almost four feet high. Each of the 13 drawers contains up to 240 configurable divider boxes. This would be a perfect project for automated machining, but my mill isn't remotely large enough.
The top ten drawers are 2 1/2" high, and the bottom three are 3 1/2".
The raw materials: 3/4" x 1 1/2" and 3/4" x 2 1/2" MDF moulding, 1/2", 3/8", and 5/8" particle board, and 1/8" masonite. There were a few more of these purchased later.
There are so many identical cuts, so I made an adjustable jig to keep them consistent.
Routing the inside edges.
If it turns out I'm allergic to MDF sawdust, I'm so screwed...
It's nice to have the (hand-colored) paper and electronic versions available in the shop.
Especially with the somewhat complex joints and a somewhat nonfunctional brain.