A while back, I was cleaning up the mess in my small workshop and I kept finding cable ties all over the place. I had some loose one, some were in half torn plastic bags, some in tool boxes... I could not decide where to store them conveniently. So I stacked them on the bench as I was finding them during my clean up to give my brain some time to figure out the answer. At some point I was holding a piece of scrap PVC piping in my hand and a light went on in my head: The Cable Tie Holder was conceived... since I've made this holder, my cable ties have always been very organized and I can easily pick the right size for my application. I can also visually monitor stock levels.
Ok, it's a simple thing to make, you can figure it out from the intro picture probably. It should take you less than 10 minutes to make it. I did experiment a bit on the best way to assemble the tubes however...
Step 1: What you need
- some scrap pieces of PVC pipe
- a PVC pipe cutter or a hand saw or anything else that will do the job...
- some Duck tape
- a pair of scissors
- an assortment of cable ties to put in your new creation
PS: if you wonder Duct or Duck tape check http://www.octanecreative.com/ducttape/duckvsduct.html
Step 2: Cut the tubes
You may have some/all tubes of the same length to match your needs. Of course, cut as many tubes as you need. In my example I have 4 only.