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9 dollar wire rack!

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So. I was looking at wire-racks on amazon and getting kind of pissed that such a simple idea can be so expensive. 9.99 to 20 and up for something that holds 14 measly wires? Phfft forget it. So today I built my own wire rack. Here are some pics of the build process (forgive the low quality. these were taken with a Samsung comment phone).

1. Here is a picture of my wood. It is 1 and 3/4" thick and 36" long.
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2. Here you can see my wood.... has been marked for drilling. heh
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3. Here you can see that I have punched divots into my wood to guide the drill. Otherwise the drill will skate all over my wood and make a big mess. The spacing of the holes was decided by taking a binder clip, stuffing it with a wine cork (cut in half length wise) and spreading its (the binder clip) legs.
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4. Forgive me for the disconnect here. I have drilled the holes, and used 1" wood screws to attach the binder clips to my wood. I used the cork of course to make sure the binder clips were spaced properly.
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5. I added a second row of binder clips. This was done as part of the plan, not because there was extra room.

6. Here you can see that the system works perfectly!
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wood = $6
clips = $4 (but I only used half of the clips that I bought for 4 dollars so....) $2.
screws = $4 (but I only used 1/4 so) $1.

30 cables.

Take this knowledge and use it. Never again pay for a wire rack that WOULD be dirt cheap if it weren't run by a bunch of profiteering gluttons!
added on the 2011-10-17 09:41:23 by xteraco xteraco
Can it run a demo? If not, I don't care.
What's this "wire" you are speaking of?
added on the 2011-10-17 10:10:46 by Preacher Preacher
Here you can see my wood.... has been marked for drilling

That's a bloody funny sentence ... for those with a dirty dirty mind xD
I keep my cables in marked boxes, so no need for a rack.
Also ... you need to clean your floor ... badly.
added on the 2011-10-17 10:26:57 by d0DgE d0DgE
wtf, a rack to hold wires?! I thought you must have mistyped wine rack at first. Why not just use a box? And yes, I also thought "OUCH" when you mention punching divots in your wood :D
added on the 2011-10-17 12:27:43 by psonice psonice
god dammit dodge :D
added on the 2011-10-17 12:28:39 by Gargaj Gargaj
hackaday.com called, they want their posts back..
added on the 2011-10-17 12:29:14 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
Whatever you say, I give him +50 scenepoints for creativity.
added on the 2011-10-17 12:41:19 by Emod Emod
I like. If only I could find enough wall clear enough to hold my junk...
Oh & vacuum your floor xteraco.
added on the 2011-10-17 12:44:38 by ringofyre ringofyre
-20 scenepoints for the flip-flops. the wood needs some nifty colouring.
That's actually pretty neat.
added on the 2011-10-17 14:14:27 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
yes, it's neat, and seriously: post about it on hackaday.com, they love those kinds of things.
added on the 2011-10-17 19:27:42 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
I also have a box full of cables. The rack is for my most frequently used cables. I have a tendency to leave cables laying around on the floor and this will help me clean up my room.

Thank you for the advice. I sent a message along to hackaday. :)
added on the 2011-10-17 19:56:20 by xteraco xteraco
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