Introduction: Cable Catch

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There's an easy solution to loose cables falling off of your desk - the cable catch.

To make one, you'll need:
-a plastic card you don't use (e.g. a hotel keycard)
-scissors
-a hole punch (or not, depending on your skill with scissors)
-some adhesive (e.g. poster gum, mounting square)

Step 1: Cut the Card and Punch a Hole in It

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Step 2: Cut Out a Small Notch From the Top of the Card to the Hole

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Step 3: Use Adhesive to Stick the Catch to the Back of Your Desk

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 Then you thread the cable through the notch and it should stay in place.

Comments

kittywitty (author)2011-03-02

Neat instructable! Will try this. Thanks.

WhyIsThisOpen (author)2010-01-08

Nice. In the past I have used push pins with twist ties, but that isn't the best. Now I use gaffer's tape to hold things to my desk. This is a problem I must revisit.

lemonie (author)2010-01-07

Simple, easy effective, good!

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ClayChip (author)2010-01-06

That's a very good idea. Simple and very effective. Well done!

RadBear (author)2010-01-06

You could  punch multiple holes in the card to control all the annoying cords on your desk or nightstand. I'm going to have to try this one out!

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