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    Recent posts of file storage have prompted me to offer my humble solution for limited bench space.
    A 576gr can of (in my case potatoes) will accept 12 short lengths of 20mm PVC overflow piping keeping separation of medium size files. I plan to use some 32mm piping horizontally glued and stacked in a box for larger files.

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    Thanks olderdan! We've added your File Storage to our Storage and Organization category,
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    Only thing to improve that idea is to fill the cans with diesel fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildwilly View Post
    Only thing to improve that idea is to fill the cans with diesel fuel.
    What will the diesel fuel do?

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    lubricate the files, stop them rusting, and drown any flies which venture into the tin (or in my case discourage mud wasps from building nests in the gaps in/between the 20mm conduit.

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    As said, it lubricates & keeps them from “plugging” or retaining the chips.



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