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Picture of Up out of the way wire dispenser
This is an addition to my other instructable HIDE N SLIDE
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hide-N-Slide/
i needed the wire to be at the bench but had no room for it so this is what i came up with

ALWAYS USE YOUR SAFTEY EQUIPMENT


tools i used for this project is as follows:
SAFETY GOOGLES
GLOVES

screwdrivers
drill
cicular saw
jig saw
1/4 inch drill bit
measureing tape
square



materials needed :

one pack of drawer slides (you get 4 in the package )length will vary depending on your space
wood
package of 1 1/2 in L brackets
2 shower door rollers
4 #6 x 1 1/2 flathead screws
2 flat washers to fit #6 screw
wooden dowel rod to fit your spools of wire
Allot of patients :>)

Optional materials
sheet metal

 
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Step 1: Step 1

first i measured my area and made note of it
then i took the two rollers i was going to use and removed the roller by drilling the rivit out
{ be careful of this part as the ball bearings will fall out  }

Step 3: Step 3

i then measured the are between my now installed roller brackets and subtracted 1/4 inch from it
the length of the board will vary depending on your space and your plans
i cut the board to my measurements
i then measured out the area that i would need to accommodate the spools of wire that i have
i cut out the hole with a circular saw and finished off the corner cuts with a jig saw

i then installed the two back rollers three inches from the back
Sure what's her number? HA-HA!
RangerJ1 year ago
I like it.
Dark Light1 year ago
Very cool idea. Thanks! I think I'll use something like this between the rafters in my basment, over my electronics bench. Thanks for the ideas!
your welcome and i am glad to see someone else can benifit from it
thank you
Your idea is outstanding.. I give it a 10/10. After looking at it, step 8 looks like you have lighting in between the joist? I'm also limited on space, I'm eager to implement something like this.
thank you very much
and you are correct about the lighting
i installed candeler lights in between the joists
mugidude1 year ago
you are so organised it scares me and makes feel so inadequate at the same time, nice dude
batteriesnotincluded (author)  mugidude1 year ago
thank you
im not that organized just enough tho
lime3D1 year ago
Nice idea overall, but I'm not following what the drawer slides do for you. Couldn't you just attach a couple conduit straps to the ceiling, and run a dowel or bolts to act as a pivot/mount?
strap-clamp.jpg
batteriesnotincluded (author)  lime3D1 year ago
Well this is mounted overtop my bench which has a double shelve built above it
this is not in the ceiling
the drawer sldies let me get the specialty tools up out of the way but also within hands reach
there is also wire connectors stores on the board above
yes your idea would work just fine if that is all you wanted in that space nut my goal is too get as much as possible off my work space
hope this helps you
batteriesnotincluded (author) 1 year ago
thank you everyone . i am very glad to see that someone else will get some use out of this project
Manny B1 year ago
Very nice tool racks!
Great, neat and tidy.
Matt
lionel10241 year ago
Good use of space, but I'd consider renaming this to the "Spider-haven death from above" dispenser.
oh man. drop down tool rack? brilliant.
barista1 year ago
A great idea for the crowded/limited workshop.
Detailed, well thought out, instructable.
Spoiled only by the poor spelling.
Great solution to the never ending space problem. I wonder, wouldn't it be possible to mount the coils (depending on their size) without cutting the square hole in the board that swings down? This way you could access the wires from below, then swing down for the tools... Although it probably depends on whether you can reach the wires from down below...
thank you
good question Satrek
yes you could mount the coils of wire below the board , but it depends on your space you have when you swing the board down to access the tools you have on it
in my situation i have shelves below that was the reason for the cutout
this is great
thanks
now could someone call my wife and tell her that i do have good idea,s sometimes lol
Awesome man :D
thank you