Sort Nuts and Bolts Quickly
I collect nuts and bolts like a magnet. But I couldn't use them if I couldn't find them, so I needed a way to quickly size and sort them.
In a piece of scrap lumber, I mounted T-nuts of the most common thread sizes, and wrote the size of the nut next to it. I drilled a hole at the top of the sizer, and hung it on the pegboard over my workbench.
Whenever I have bolts left over from a project, I try them in each hole of the sizer until I get a fit, then store them according to size. It works well, I made another one to sort nuts, by putting bolts through the T-nuts from the backside.
- Jim Jaffe, Hawthorne, N.J.
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