Like many electronics hobbyists, I’ve been slowly collecting tubes of integrated circuits and LED displays that come in plastic tubes. Sadly, this collection has literally spent the last ten years as a slowly growing pile of tubes sitting on the floor of my lab. One of those problems that really sneaks up on you, unfortunately.
I decided to try and get back into the woodworking hobby this summer, so I decided to make a small set of vertical cubbies for my IC tubes, and used it as an excuse to practice my dovetail joinery, since a storage rack made out a cheap piece of whitewood 1×12 board from Home Depot is pretty low stakes.
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