Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by kchau, Jun 9, 2009.
What is the purpose of the rack?
Not being a smartass, I was just wondering if there was some reason other than to keep the racquets organized and out of harm's way.
when you string for people, its nice to have everything organized by due date.
and having everything on a rack keeps everything organized, where frames in the front are due sooner than frames in the back.
also not to mention it looks professional having frames in a rack vs laying around against the wall or somewhere.
Thanks, that does make sense. How much did it cost to put that together if you don't mind my asking?
20 bucks in materials.
Nice work! I especially liked the way you accounted for the stability issue by making the base footprint larger than the top section; makes it look nicer too.
lol I'd put your crusties in the linen basket before spending 20 bucks if you wanted a more professional look.
j/k your workmanship is far better than I could ever achieve!
Very nice, I might look into building one myself. Right not I have a rod in a shelf that I just hang racquets from.
I think Gamma sells a stand for 16.95, but nothing like making it on your own!
Good job; looks nice.
Good job! Looks great!
the gamma one looks really flimsy
here are some better pictures:
details? Is that just PVC pipe and foam sleeves?
Are you a female kchau? I've just never seen a guy before who was secure enough in his masculinity to post pictures of his 10 lb dumbbells.
Maybe it's his gf's?
HA HA!(to quote Nelson)
oh, haha. no im a guy.
those are justmy paperweights.
yes ust pvc and foam.
Good job. I'll need to come up with something similar when I start stringing racquets.
I would maybe put wheels on it, make a basket on the lower section for strings, etc. and notch the foam to keep the racquets from hitting into each other. That way you can move it around easily.
But I'm just thinking out loud and that might've made it too costly.
sweet rack! I am thinking of making it myself. I always wanted a rack but the gamma looks cheesey. This looks it can hold up for a long time. Thanks for sharing
I've got the rack in the On-Court Off-Court catalog, which is a quality piece of equipment. I like this DIY just as much. Fine work, man.
looks a hell of a lot better than mine, nice work
is the one to the vry left a oversize cuz it looks bigger than the others
Those look great. I have a couple of aquarium bases with the pipe insulation like that for frame racks. But I need to build a longer one for my own collection. Is that plumbing pipe? Looks great. I commend you. Send me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Looks like 3/4" PVC pipe; 8 elbows, 8 Ts, and foam padding.
Lakers4life: thanks for getting the supply list for us !
It looks nice and I think I'm going to build one. I may fill the base pipe with sand to make it sturdy.
No problem,your welcome.
BTW you'll need at least two 10' lengths of 3/4" PVC pipe. I would not glue it, so it can be disassebled if necessary. You could add a few more Ts to support the sides.
If I can borrow a conduit bender from my electricain buddy, I'm going to make one out of 1/2" conduit. Basically it will be a box frame at the top with 4 legs. I'll use old tennis balls for feet.
Can't wait to see the Lakers4life's version
Here is my version of the rack....made some improvements for organization and storage of strings
Thanks to the OP for giving me the foundation idea to work with.
Nice work, That peg board adds support to the frame.
I was at a Tennis shop that did a similar rack, but they only used 4 Ts, on the short sides. If you think about it, 25 racquets weights about 25lbs. Not very much stress on the rack, unless someone tries to sit on it.
good point, but I wanted the extra strength in the base.
Can I ask how much in materials did that cost you? not counting the peg board?
20 feet of PVC schedule 40 was 3 or 4 dollars if I remember correctly.
The elbows and T's were 3.88 per contractors pack of 10 so that is another 8 bucks.
The pegboard was only like 4 bucks for a 4 x 4 sheet (which I cut in half)
The pegs were like 2 for a dollar.
The pipe insulation padding I already had as well as the pvc cleaner and cement to secure it.
The entire rack was less than 20 bucks if I remember the total correctly.
Money well spent in my opinion....any stringer knows having your stuff inline helps with inventory control by loads.
If you look at the picture you can see my reels strung across that bookshelf. I just cut a wooden dowel and drilled through the shelf to insert it.
Are those HomeDepot prices? Sounds about right.
I saw you're string stock, it's more than what I have. I don't have many special order, except the stuff I use personally.
wow thats some nice work there!
Good idea to use the peg board Mr. Blond.
You play Candy Land beside strining ? I still do whenever the kids ask
hehe....same for me. I share my stringing room with my son for his WII and board games.
Made my day. :lol:
Mr. Bond, could you send me the material list for that rack cause i wanna make one for myself. could u email me at email@example.com. thanks
^^^ there is a supply list on page two.
Here is what he came up with: 2 x 10' Schedule 40 3/4" PVC pipe; 8 elbows, 8 Ts, and foam padding.
I’m 8 years too late! Wish the pics were still up to get some inspiration.
It was PVC pipe that he had glued together to form a cradle for the frames. they went in handle down. It was pretty slick.
Not really photobucket went from free to $399 not long ago that why all the pictures went away. Do a google search for PVC Racket Rack then click on images, you'll get some ideas. You may want to install some foam noodles to protect the frames more. There probably is no need for PVC Glue as they stay together well unless you have high water pressure inside.
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