One thing that has often been a problem is trying to keep parts from getting lost as they wait to be added to larger assemblies. While I am scatchbuilding, the problem is no doubt worse for someone building from a kit because they get all their parts at once.

Something that has recently been quite useful for me is to use mini-stretch wrap.

Mini-stretchwrap is just smaller version of the wrap you might have seen wrapped around pallets. In the household it is commonly used when moving. However it also useful for bundling up unruly collections of airplane parts that can be hard to store, tend to get scattered around and become hard to find when you need them.

The rolls come in 3" and 5 inch widths. For most of what is done for an airplane, the 3 inch width works quite well.

However be careful of the thickness gauge. For plastic gages, bigger numbers are thicker. In my case I had bought 50 gauge wrap, thinking the gauge size  was like in wire. With smaller numbers being larger. 50 gauge is a little thin. 80 gauge wrap is thicker and would have been better.

A few examples of its use for bundling up airplane parts until they are ready to use. A collection of ribs from the right wing, while I am working on the left wing.

A collection of fabricated parts for the fuselage. It is a good idea to list the part numbers in a bundle so you do not have to open it up unnecessarily when trying to find something.

A bundle of parts for the nose gear. No label here because I did not think of it at the time.

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