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fishy-steve23/12/2018 15:41:17
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Posted by Vic on 23/12/2018 14:48:02:

Bisley shut their factory in Surrey about five or six years ago. I think they moved to wales?

Hi Vic,

Bisley are in Wales. Newport to be exact. I drive past their factory every day to work. They must be doing well as they have just extended the factory.

Steve.

larry phelan 123/12/2018 16:37:40
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Or China ?

Andrew Tinsley23/12/2018 16:55:32
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Bisley draw systems are fine, but wall mounted they are not. So it is a waste of time recommending them for the OP's use.

I would also be interested in a wall mounting solution such as the OP has requested.

Andrew.

Brian Wood23/12/2018 17:01:59
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Oh, come on Andrew, it doesn't take a lot of imagination to anchor the bare unit back to the wall with suitable screws through the frame, refit the drawers and then load them.

Bingo---wall hung!

Regards

Brian

V8Eng23/12/2018 17:53:28
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Might be worth a look at the Bigdug website good choice of storage systems and racking.

www.bigdug.co.uk

HughE23/12/2018 23:14:50
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I have Bisley multi draw units and others with metal bases. I cured the rust problem by using the insulating foam that is used to put under flooring. It's about 4mm thick and its available in packs from B&Q, it also reduces noise and can be easily shaped to protected cutting edges . I also have one metal cupboard unit ( roneo vickers) which is in covered outdoor location. Rust, is kept at bay by installing a low wattage tube heater at the bottom which is control by a thermostat.

Hugh

Andrew Tinsley24/12/2018 08:59:03
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Hello Brian,

Don't forget that Bisley draws are very deep. I would be filling them with very heavy items. This would exert a pretty high strain on the fixing items. Most modern interior walls are breezeblock (Sp?). I doubt if even raw bolts would be a satisfactory and safe fixing.for the sort of couple involved. I certainly would not feel safe in the vicinity of a loaded wall hung Bisley set of draws!

I have had problems with ex kitchen cupboards in my workshop. Load them up with our type of goodies and the cupboard started pulling away at its top! The major problem being the crumbly lightweight thermal blocks in my workshop!

Andrew.

Philip Rowe26/12/2018 12:27:14
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Probably not a viable solution nowadays but I thought there might be some interest in what I did many years ago for storage of small parts using empty tobacco tins. The rack on the left was made by my father in the 1950s which I inherited and then I expanded by building the one one the right. The labeling was originally handwritten with a felt tip pen but more recently upgraded to computer generated labels, although only paper I am quite suprised at how hard wearing they have proved to be, one or two of the more frequently used ones are a little grubby but generally I think they are ok considering the labels were applied around 15 years ago.

Looking at the number of tins here I shudder to think how much this all cost in buying the tobacco in the first place and I'm so glad that I gave up smoking nearly 40 years ago.

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Phil

mechman4827/12/2018 17:00:48
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Posted by clogs on 23/12/2018 15:30:35:

mechman48,

hope those oil heaters are the oil in rad sort as burning parafin etc actually make moisture.......

Yes they are; thermostat controlled.

George.

Robert Atkinson 227/12/2018 17:53:00
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Posted by Philip Rowe on 26/12/2018 12:27:14:

Probably not a viable solution nowadays but I thought there might be some interest in what I did many years ago for storage of small parts using empty tobacco tins. The rack on the left was made by my father in the 1950s which I inherited and then I expanded by building the one one the right. The labeling was originally handwritten with a felt tip pen but more recently upgraded to computer generated labels, although only paper I am quite suprised at how hard wearing they have proved to be, one or two of the more frequently used ones are a little grubby but generally I think they are ok considering the labels were applied around 15 years ago.

Looking at the number of tins here I shudder to think how much this all cost in buying the tobacco in the first place and I'm so glad that I gave up smoking nearly 40 years ago.

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Phil

I was envisoning something similar with the small really useful boxes. Ha have a set of the Bisly "A4" drawers and they are great for small tool , and measuing instruments but not really fo parts storage.

ASF27/12/2018 18:22:34
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I made use of those takeaway plastic containers to put items in then made a simple plywood shelving unit to hold them all in and hung them on the wall. The first worked so well I built another * Rubs tummy *

Nick Hughes27/12/2018 19:02:49
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Machine Mart have a range of all steel small part storage, with either 16, 25 or 36 drawers. An example:- **LINK**

Don't know if they can be directly wall mounted or not though.

Edited By Nick Hughes on 27/12/2018 19:05:25

Brian Wood28/12/2018 09:08:49
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Hello Andrew,

I've just got back from being away so I would just like to add another comment or two to the discussion.

I put grotty old Wimpey kitchen cupboards up on the wall in my workshop but with two modifications:

  • The first was to screw a plywood back to them and then fasten them back to the wall, using 4 inch screws into blockwork.
  • The second was to provide an angle iron 'foot' for the back of the cupboard to be supported on, before fixing. That does I think take away a lot of the likelihood for them to try peeling away from the wall at the top. I fitted mine 18 years ago or more now and they will be loaded just as heavily as most others I'm sure

A further improvement is to paint the doors with blackboard paint and they become grand notice and drawing boards using good old fashioned chalk

I do confess not having slung a Wisley unit in the sway I described, but perhaps the addition of a plywood panel across the back would help and a prop under the back as well, together with long screws into the wall as I did with the Wimpey cupboards

Regards

Brian

Edited By Brian Wood on 28/12/2018 09:10:26

Ady128/12/2018 09:20:04
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If you want tall right up the wall heavy bisley ones then stick them on an angle iron frame running from the floor

Vic28/12/2018 10:34:45
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Really useful boxes are good but unlike clip lock boxes aren’t airtight. You can also get clip locks in most supermarkets at a good price.

Andrew Tinsley28/12/2018 10:43:37
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Hello Brian,

I used 6" fixings for my kitchen cupboards and glued the fixings in place with Gorilla glue. This usually works a treat. What happened in my case is that the thermalite block. fractured around the fixings, allowing the cupboard to tilt forward. The top three fixings and those in the middle ((1/2" plywood backing) came adrift. Each surrounded by a core of thermalite brick!

Bisley drawers would have fared much worse, due to their greater overhang. Maybe if the walls were regular brick, I may not have had the problem. The suggestion of stacking Bisley draws defeats the object of keeping floor space clear for machinery

Best wishes,

Andrew.

Bazyle28/12/2018 12:37:26
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Some ideas on another forum, page 229 onwards on this thread
**LINK**

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