Wanted.. Ideas where a small box can be got !

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  1. Jaws

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    Been looking for a small box or basket..
    it needs to be about 9"-12" long, about 1" deep and maybe 1.5" wide

    I want to attach it just under the window and above the table to keep pens, pins, small bits and bobs that are always left loose on the table ..

    Any ideas ?
     
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    Have a look in T K Maxx they have all manner of interesting boxes. :BigGrin:
     
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    That is really spot on Patrick, thank you... but that £4.00 ( near as dammit ) postage charge means it is a firm I will not give my business to.. Shame really but it really boils my bits when a firm thinks they can rip folk off on postage.. Stupid thing is, if they need to make more money why not put the price of the items up.. At least people can respect a high price and not being taken for mugs !

    Will check out TK and see what they have to offer :Smile:
     
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    Poundland?
     
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    why not just make one, not rocket science
     
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    Give me a chunk of metal and I will make whatever you want.. I can work on rare metals including gold and platinum,, I can work most grades of stainless ( the REAL good stuff is a bit tough for my lathes ), and all the normal stuff like mild steel, copper etc..
    I can weld, cut, abrade, cast, turn and mill.. I can chisel out a woodruff slot, file a key for it, easy as pie

    But............... but !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Give me ANY kinda wood and all I will make out of it is a nasty pile of shavings and the odd matchstick looking thing.

    No idea why.. My dad was exactly opposite !

    So while making one is the obvious answer for most folk, I honestly believe that if I attempt this I will end up having to scrap the van !!!! :Rofl1:
     
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    Good heavens! I wasn't suggesting buying mailorder - your local Staples sells the whole range.:RollEyes:
    Patrick
     
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    Ahhh !! Well that would be a 70 mile round trip then !!

    That £4.00 is a little more attractive LOL !!
     
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    Viking direct or office depot have them if you have an account delivery is free if not it's free with a £35.00 order.

    Failing that look at their catalogue see what you need let me know and I will add it to my order, (weekly) and I can bring it to western motorhome show or shepton mallet if you are going to either of these, and I won't be paying catalogue price either.

    Just a thought if this helps.

    Rick
     
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    Sell stuff like that in the £1 shops round here! Or Home Bargains, which between em have more or less replaced Woolies.
     
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    Why not try half of a round plastic bird nut feeder.
     
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    short length of plastic guttering and two stopends. plus brackets to fix to the wall. Skip rescue job
     
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    Wellll.. Mo and I have been looking in places like Poundland and other similar shops for about 8 weeks now and have not found anything really usable :Sad:

    Rick, appreciate the offer but sadly we are heading in the opposite direction ( as in Germany:BigGrin: ) next week so will not be attending either

    I will keep on looking and maybe if I have cause to head towards Cambridge I could pop in to Staples and collect one :thumb:

    ShirlAndy.. Good idea but are they not round ? I will pop over to Focus and take a gander at what they have to offer :thumb:
     
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    Can't you just fold one up out of alloy or aluminium then?
     
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    Hi John try glueing a couple of bits of plastic angle together (superglue )If not try thinking out of the box :Rofl1: kids pencil box ? domino box ? What about a blue peter job with cardboard and sticky vinyl ?
    terry
    ps a bit of plastic cable duct ? trunking
     
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    Try thinking 'outside the box' :Laughing:

    You might find a basket containing candles or cosmetics and then you can wrap the contents and give them someone for Christmas.
     
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    Knitting needle box?

    No - got it!!!! Cling Film in a re-usable plastic box, brand name Benedetti, bought it in Tesco's for a couple of squid. Has a useless 'tearer' on it for cling wrap, so I have foil in mine! But anyway, can easily remove bits you don't want with a Stanley knife.

    6cm square section, 40cm long.
     
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    hi we use one of those plastic boxes you get from the chinese takeaway :thumb:
     
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    Sedge has it I reckon !!!!

    The cjinky grub boxes are way to big I am afraid.... Only need to be a max of 2.5" so Sedge peeps you take the prize methinks !!

    Gonna nip down there right now and see what they have :thumb:
     
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