Seeking suggestions for stocking and labeling KWM bushing box.

Hudson

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I bought a Timesavers wood bushing box (#11715). Looks nice and handy. It has 60 compartments in rows; 10 across and 6 down. It has a dovetailed sliding top.

The charts show 147 different KWM bushings. Which ones are used a lot and which ones are almost never used?

  • For those of you that use the KWM system, what sizes do you recommend?
  • For those of you that have the same bushing box or similar bushing box, how do you have it organized?


  • I have purchased a couple of KWM bushing assortments that have been useful, but I only have these 19 sizes currently.
    L- 38,39,40,41,42,43,88,44,89,100,102,102,103,104,105,106,107,108,109

  • I do have a Sherline lathe and can make the occasional (especially larger sized) bushing.

A picture of a labeled box would be helpful.
 

MARK A. BUTTERWORTH

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The box is great and I have had mine for over thirty years. You should have two. The first is labeled 0-9 horizontally and 1-6 vertically. The numbering then reads the vertical number followed by the horizontal number. Example: L-69 is the lower right corner. I suggest that as you rarely need bushings 01-09. They can be left in the package if and when you ever get them. Nth e second box thenmyoumcan label 0-9 across the top and 7-12 across the bottom. That way the upper left number is L-70 and bottom right is L-129. The set complete goes up to L-147 although many have it only up to L-137. As a result you two boxes will Contain most of the sizes possible in an organized manner. You will not regret it. As a bushing manufacturer I will try to get the most common numbers for you and if you decide you want to fill out the set and give you a manufacturer's price as a MB member
 

Hudson

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Mark, thanks. Just what I needed. I'll get back to you regarding your offer. I've made a chart showing the two boxes marking the bushing positions as you described. This would be a neat way to cover a wide range.
 

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emhitch

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I too, purchased the wooden bushing box from TS. I created an Excel spreadsheet to exactly align the KWM bushing numbers with the holes in the box (OK, a little over the top I guess). Just another idea I thought I would share. I get so very much from everyone on the MB and it seems I rarely am able to make a contribution (although I hope this is a contribution and not confusion!). Since we are unable to upload any files other than photos or videos, here is a screenshot of the Excel sheet. bushing box label.jpg Let me know if you would like this Excel file and I could send it to you by private message; just give me your e-mail address.
 

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Hudson

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Thanks.


I too, purchased the wooden bushing box from TS. I created an Excel spreadsheet to exactly align the KWM bushing numbers with the holes in the box (OK, a little over the top I guess). Just another idea I thought I would share. I get so very much from everyone on the MB and it seems I rarely am able to make a contribution (although I hope this is a contribution and not confusion!). Since we are unable to upload any files other than photos or videos, here is a screenshot of the Excel sheet. 162073.jpg Let me know if you would like this Excel file and I could send it to you by private message; just give me your e-mail address.
 

MARK A. BUTTERWORTH

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For those who do not already have a wooden box, we have a new idea for holding bushings that I just mentioned under clock repair. We have 2" x2"x about 6" lightweight mailing boxes. We have them longer as well. Our 2" square zip lock 4 mil bushing bags fit in it snugly and exactly. The bags are numbers with the KWM l number along with the OD,ID, and height on a label and the bags can be put in the box from 1-147 in order. The same can be done with Bergeon. The box can be closed when not used and only 1 bag is open at a time. One can drop it,kickit,whatever and all is secure. No more OMG moments with a dropped box. We sent one to Hudson and he can comment when he receives it.
 

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