/ Don't be this guy #31
I've been looking everywhere for that! Now I gotta find the lock it fits.I save and repurpose lots of junk, found the key for me anyway is to keep it somewhat organized.
I just scrapped an old gas stove. Scarfed the clock/timer out of it and the two sheet metal side panels. Someday I may be looking for a big flat piece of sheet metal. Maybe.I save anything that can function as raw material for another job. Anything unrepairable get tossed.
Every now and then my wife will nag, or in her words, "lovingly encourage" me to go thru and get rid of a lot of the assorted crap I'm saving. I somewhat agree, and start going thru it looking for stuff I'll absolutely never use. When I'm done, I might have a few token items but barely made a dent in it.I find it hard to throw away anything useful, but If I haven't used something or don't need it anymore, I have no trouble donating it or giving it to someone. The right someone can be hard to find.
"I've got a blixfit I don't need. Do you want it? "
I need a hoarder to give things to.
I do some woodworking as a hobby, and have boxes & barrels of scrap wood pieces, mostly too small to be of much use, but too good to throw away. Occasionally it comes in useful when I need something for a brace, etc. but often as not all the scrap pieces are an inch or 2 too short. Eventually it ends up as kindling.'There is no scrap wood*, just pieces not yet used.'
* bubble-wrap, boxes, orphan screws...