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My homemade vinyl racks

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Haakon, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Haakon

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    Keeping up with the others. I thought I'd show my basic but functional vinyl racks for my 24" rolls.

    Used some particle board sheets and some 2x4" found in the garage, and bought a load of (insert fancy word for broomhandle) material.

    Set about marking and drilling holes, 2 sheets at a time so the holes would line up perfectly. Then assembled them with a 2x4 in between to space them apart. The reason for this is to make the poles stay in place when loaded with heavy vinyl rolls. Even with a full new roll they do not budge at all (lucky with that). It does not come clearly across in the pics, but the racks are angled slightly backwards for added stability. They are also made to size to fit under my worktable, so now I can fit about 70 rolls without taking up any "real estate" in the room.
     

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  2. Gino

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    All of our dowels are drilled with about a 15% or 20% slant to make sure nothing falls off. Ya never know with the bigger rolls.

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  3. Patentagosse

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    After seeing the last picture, we can assume you really like Oracal...
     
  4. Haakon

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    I like Oracal, but even more it's the relationship to the rep I like. Always very helpful, quick to respond and really great prices at that. And my loyalty to them is rewarded, I get the full discounted price for ordering a full roll, no matter how little I order, so if I need just 5 yards, the price is 1/10 of a full 50 yard roll. Since it's European the pricing is also far better than brands imported from US (3M, Avery etc). Oracal 751 is somewhere between 1/3 and 1/4 the price of 3M 100 series and Avery 900 series. Nobrainer really.
     
  5. GAC05

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    Nice design, very smart idea.
    During carnival season it looks like you could use them as a plinko game.

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  6. FireSprint.com

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    Cool. Good idea to have two sheets for stability.
     
  7. slappy

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  8. omaan

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    Nice designs!!
    I liked the way you have put them all together!!!
    The best is your colorful rolls!!
    Hats off to your creativity!
     
  9. bob

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    Clever. If you would have drilled through the other side at the same angle you could have inserted dowels and made the thing two sided. Just the ticket to fit beneath a free standing table.
     
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