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  • Member since
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  • From: Franklin Wi
New parts holder
Posted by Bakster on Friday, February 11, 2022 5:54 PM

Frustrated by my flip-floppy parts holder, I set out in a search of something better. I came across these memo clip holders and thought it would be good for my airbrushing needs.

What I particularly like is that I can remove each part from the booth as I progress down the line. Doing this reduces the overspray they might get. My previous system had them nesting in a cardboard box and they were subject to paint dust.

So far, these work great! Each base has enough weight to them that they don't topple over. If for some reason that becomes a problem, I will add legs to them.

Thought I'd share.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CTXGU2M?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, February 11, 2022 6:19 PM

That:

   Is an excellent idea!

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, February 11, 2022 10:17 PM

Yeah I wish I thought of it sooner. They come with clips and everything. 

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Saturday, February 12, 2022 11:12 AM

Took a look and also found pretty much the same thing, but without the base for about half the price for 50 of them.  Ordered a set of each go try.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, February 12, 2022 12:03 PM

goldhammer88

Took a look and also found pretty much the same thing, but without the base for about half the price for 50 of them.  Ordered a set of each go try.

 

 

Hey GH, yeah, I purchased a set of the clips early on and they are a great value! I poked holes in a box for the stems to sit in and it worked. That is what I used for several years. Just that for me, and over time, the holes widen, and they start flopping around threatening to bump into each other, and that would not be good for fresh paint. So that was the issue for me, plus, I wanted to isolate the pieces as they get sprayed.

There are more ways than one to skin a cat as they say, and I am sure the issue could have been solved other ways. Maybe even make your own bases for those. For a woodworker, that would be an easy deal to do. I am not, and I am lazy on some levels, buying them with the stands already made seemed like the ticket for me. Embarrassed Lol.

Glad you bought what you did! Let me know how it all works out and what you come up with!

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Saturday, February 12, 2022 2:13 PM

Will do.  Probably going to play with shortening the rod, and run some 1x4 through the bandsaw and drill for the rods

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, February 12, 2022 3:42 PM

goldhammer88

Will do.  Probably going to play with shortening the rod, and run some 1x4 through the bandsaw and drill for the rods

 

 

That sounds perfect. And I like your idea about shortening the rods too. It's funny you mentioned that because I was thinking of doing the same thing with the new ones I purchased. I had hoped the rods might come out so I could cut them, but no way. They are either super pressed fit in, or glued in, or both. I'd probably have to remove the clips, cut the rod, then reattach the clips. Not worth the effort. For my purposes they are working fine as is but, if I were able, I would. Doing that would lower the center of gravity some. Looking forward to seeing yours when done. Yes

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 3:19 PM

They got here.  Going to have to play with cutting them without distorting them.  Made of twisted cable like yours.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:34 PM

goldhammer88

They got here.  Going to have to play with cutting them without distorting them.  Made of twisted cable like yours.

 



Cool...

 

Yeah those might be tough to cut without them unraveling and such. They might be stainless too.  I think the ones I have with the blocks are stainless. I was thinking maybe using a dremel cutoff wheel might be a good way to cut them.

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:39 PM

Good idea

 

No Dremel, but do have a 3" cutoff I used at work in the body shop.  Think I'll use a few wraps of masking tape and cut through it.

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:58 PM

goldhammer88

Good idea

 

No Dremel, but do have a 3" cutoff I used at work in the body shop.  Think I'll use a few wraps of masking tape and cut through it.

 

That should do it.  Maybe clamp the wire in a vise and cut as close to the vise as you can so it won't twist on ya. Just spit balling. You fill figure it out!

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, February 18, 2022 6:49 PM

Any progress? Wink

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Saturday, February 19, 2022 12:27 PM

Haven't gotten over to the shop yet, but should be able some time this week.  Planning on sending a few your way since I got a hundred of them, of it doesn't destroy them cutting

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 21, 2022 11:12 AM

No problem sir.

If you are talking about sending the wired clips, there is no need. I already have dozens! Lol.

Thanks though!

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Monday, February 21, 2022 12:45 PM

Well, okay.  Was going to send a few of the shorter ones - about 4" instead of 6" - and 1x4 blocks to see how they worked out.Smile

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 21, 2022 5:03 PM

goldhammer88

Well, okay.  Was going to send a few of the shorter ones - about 4" instead of 6" - and 1x4 blocks to see how they worked out.Smile

 

Oh sorry, I misunderstood. Yeah ok! I will take some with the blocks it if works out. No rush though. Just whenever...

 

Thanks man.

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Monday, February 21, 2022 5:24 PM

Done deal.

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 8:47 PM

Send name and address to:. waugh1198 (at) gmail.com.

Making a half dozen for each of us, this week.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 10:24 AM

goldhammer88

Send name and address to:. waugh1198 (at) gmail.com.

Making a half dozen for each of us, this week.

 

YOU are the MAN.  Watch for my email.

So how did you end up cutting the wires?

 

Thank you, Friend!

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, March 12, 2022 11:43 PM

goldhammer88

Send name and address to:. waugh1198 (at) gmail.com.

Making a half dozen for each of us, this week.

 

Howdy GH. I am checking in to see if you received my email? I have not recieved   a reply which makes me wonder if you reciebed it. Just checking.

Thank you sir!

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Monday, March 14, 2022 10:33 AM

Got it, just haven't been called into work for awhile.  Haven't forgotten you.

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, March 14, 2022 5:01 PM

goldhammer88

Got it, just haven't been called into work for awhile.  Haven't forgotten you.

 

Ok cool. I just wanted to make you got it and didn't I was being a jerk that I didn't send it. No rush my friend. Thanks again.

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 7:34 PM

Got them cut to 4" overall.  Used  3" cutoff wheel in a diegrinder.  They were stainless..... have to clean up.the ends and make the bases.  Thinking either 1" or 1 -1/4" square.

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