Howdy at ya - 

I have been seeing these at Amazon and Home Depot, and decided to make my own.  Those folks want around $5 (plus tax and driving and ...) for 10 of them.  

I figure mine are around 25 cents (USD) for about 20 of them...  Probably less...  Granted - they claim their points will hold 200 pounds.  I make no such claim.  I will guarantee they will hold a 1-pound box - which is about what I wanted to paint...

I saw the ones presented by Obediah, and those are Way Dang Cool also!

OF COURSE, I made these at TechShop on the laser engraver...

Step 1: Check Out the File

To make this one go fast, I integrated 4 of the pyramids into a single vector file.  This is what it looks like...
Nice. i took scrap 1'cubes and routed them to a dull point on top and then took my handy hand saw and cut several shallow notches in them. They work like a charm.
<p>It's good, it's creative, but I'd be inclined to make square stumps from 2 pieces of 2 x 4 (or whatever) to make an approximate square pillar, with a small peg on top to give the pointy stand off....</p><p>Or something like that.</p>
I made some triangles out of scrap 2&quot;x3&quot; with my miter saw. Free and they hold a ton. This is much more visually pleasing though.
nice:) but.... 25 cents for 20? Don't you have to pay for the techshop? If you want it cheap use cans :)
<p>As a matter of fact, I have the good fortune this year of having a free TechShop membership - thanks to being a veteran.</p><p>This is just one of many potential applications for using oversized, interlocking fingers to get something other than a 90 degree angle. </p>
pieces of wood with screws in them would be even cheaper. thats what we use on our spray booth and they hold a lot of weight.

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