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  1. npod

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    I use Plano tackle boxes to store and organize my pipe cleaning accessories. I find it cheap and amazingly efficient. Any other ideas you have figured out along the way?

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    Neal, that looks fantastic. I'd show my cleaning box, but it looks like two homeless people had fought over a cigarette butt.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    Haa! That’s a slick idea. I normally carry cleaners/tools/lighters, etc. in a canvas attaché bag. Everything just stuffed in.

    I like it.

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    That is a model of organization and separation. I love it Neal. I just sit my pipe cleaners in a jar, which looks just primitive now!

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    I kept mine in the bags they came in.

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    That is way more organized than my stuff. I just keep the pipe cleaners in the bag they come in except I put used ones in a dog poo bag to control the smell a bit until they get to the rubish bin. I've seen some ridiculous options here in Europe that don't fit my sense of aesthetics but those with a greater tolerance for whimsy might like something like this.

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    I buy mine by the box and keep them in it until needed.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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    Here's my set up. There's a bottle of Everclear in the drawer below. I know, I know, it's an impressive arrangement.

    Tim
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    I go for vertical storage access on the desktop; and when traveling, I use the bags they came in.
    But overall, I like the OP's organization and inside-the-box thinking. Does anyone use those narrow plastic sleeves that are so frequently handed out as freebies? Seems like a roll-up affair might make for compact toting.

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    Like many, I just keep mine in the bag they come in, stored in a drawer on my pipe rack, save for the 2 or 3 that are not quite used up, but not clean that lay out on my pipe preperation plate.

    This looks like a fantastic approach, though Neal! Might have to look into that myself. Another idea I'm contemplating is buying myself a fishing tackle box that looks like it has the best organization to it and turning it into a traveling pipe case for longer trips. It'd be nice to have a place for about 4 pipes and all the accoutrements one would want to have. Then detail the outside of it to make it look neat.

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

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    I keep some pipe cleaners in a ceramic vase I painted next to me where I smoke...see picture. The black pot is where I put my ashes, burnt matches and used pipe cleaners. Otherwise I keep my pipe cleaners in their bags and stored in wooden cigar boxes.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    My buddy uses an old soda straw container, works like a dream. Plus, it's just plain classy.

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    Y'all are way too systematic for poor old me. Of *all* those, the closest one to my system of [cough] "organization" is Tim's!

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    Actual shot of Bill's setup

    So good to see you back Bill!

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    Color me impressed. Especially the supply of cognac....

    And that's a lifetime supply of pipe cleaners the way I use them.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Now you've got me thinking about storing my czech tools in fly boxes

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop smoking my pipe
    Posted 5 months ago #
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    ETOH. Of course. How else would a physician label it?

    Plano Molding is in Plano, Illinois -- a short distance from my home. Although it's been a few years now, I've been to their outlet store many times looking for just the right container to store this or that at bargain prices. Great idea, Neal. Looks like a trip to Plano soon for me.

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    I may not use one for my pipe cleaners, but you have given me something to think about for my knitting tools.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    Great use of fly boxes. Thanks for sharing. Looks great

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    Plano, IL? I always thought the were in TX. Learn something every hour here.

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    Wow, and I thought I had obsessive/compulsive tendencies.

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    Just a quick question, the first picture is a neat idea, I like it alot, however, why so many different pipe cleaners? Do the different colours mean/do different things? Are they different thicknesses or is it just to taste? Sorry for dumb question but still learning myself.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  23. npod

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    Yes, the different colors are in fact different types of pipe cleaners and by different makers. Some are fluffy, some tapered, others bristled, etc. over time we all develop a preference for which types we like. The boxes I post above are for when I sit down to do a batch cleaning, usually on Sundays. For my daily pipe cleaners I am not so organized. Typically I just use the red or blue cleaners because they have more firmness compared to BJ Longs standard cleaners.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  24. pipesmoker30

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    I have only used these...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200-Denicotea-Tapered-Pipe-Cleaners-100-x-2-High-Quality-15cm-Tapered/323541527504?epid=2164457624&hash=item4b5493ebd0:g:Ru8AAOSwqu9U9dmS

    May have to look into others, I thought 1 pipe cleaner is as good as another

    Posted 4 months ago #
  25. mso489

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    I just leave 'em in the bag or paper bands, but the fact that the tackle box compartments are just the right length is a delightful coincidence. Now you can't live without that.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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