Storing your String Coils D.I.Y.

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by its_me_leon, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. its_me_leon

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    Very clever! Thanks for including the plans. What is the purpose of the black dots below the string holes on the two right side drawers?
     
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    Very creative organization !
    Thanks for sharing
     
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  4. its_me_leon

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    Well, let's say that was a remainder of version 1.5 :)
    Had to cover up some holes.
     
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    Haha, that looks better and is cheaper then the TF Tuning Center.
     
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    Great idea defenitley going to try it.
     
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    How much did it cost roughly?
     
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  8. its_me_leon

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    Around $90 per cabinet. If you can find a cheaper alternative for the Kvissle magazine holders it could be less.
     
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  9. kingofstring

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    That is not cheap.
     
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    I have some old metal file cabinets sitting around collecting dust. I could drill holes in the front and protect them with old grommets glued from the inside. Mount the reels on a dowel and there you go with room in the back for extra reels.
     
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    Very slick idea, leon - nicely done!
     
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  12. beernutz

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    It occurs to me that you could just get the magazine holders, attach them together, and create an inexpensive version of the above which would still be pretty effective. If you wanted the holders inside something you could probably find an inexpensive plastic box to put them in.

    Since I've never owned more than two reels at one time even the inexpensive version would be overkill for me though.
     
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  13. zapvor

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    thats pretty neat. only thing is presentation is lacking
     
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    An electrical grommet(AKA Pete Sampras damper) would work nicely. Even the next smaller size grommet would work, but it might not fit your racket in a pinch. ;)
     
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    Me again...I've done something similar and used a 1/4-3/8" ? threaded rod as the 'axle' . Our 50 year-old Sandy Springs house had all sorts of stuff collected in the basement and when I saw that threaded rod, the idea struck. It's easy to apply some tension on the rod to hold it in place by snugging the nuts/washers to the outside of the 'box'. Still fairly easy to remove but a bit cumbersome to replace one of the middle reels.

    leon, your system looks great, but that wallpaper could use some work. :) Nice collection of vintage rackets BTW. I played with almost every one of those sticks in the picture(original SuperForm for me)...never actually owned a Fort or T2000.
     
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