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Parts Keeper

Paper or cardboard as parts keeper I often find it necessary to disassemble a tool or appliance in the workshop. It may be extremely important to identify the location and sequence in which parts were removed. I have found that a piece of heavy paper or light cardboard can be most helpful when doing these projects. I fold my paper in an accordion style and place it on the bench where I'm working.

Now the parts can be placed in the valleys as they are removed, thus preventing them from becoming mixed together. This, of course, makes re-assembly much easier and faster.

Howard E. Moody
Upper Jay, NY