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place to put your headphones off the desk - reduce clutter

need:
1 50-pack CD spindle (empty)
2' duct tape or 1' double-sided tape

 
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Step 1: Acquire CD spindle

it needs to be a 50-pack
take off the clear plastic and throw it away

Step 2: Tape it up

flip the spindle so the rod is pointing away from you
if you are using duct tape, make little circles with the sticky side out
attach the tape-circles to the spindle
cover as much area as you can = more stickiness

Step 3: More tape!

add one or two pieces to the top edge of the spindle with about half sticking over the edge - make sure you have it on there good

Step 4: Attach to desk

your homemade headphone holder is ready to go! jsut attach it to your desk somewhere easy to reach but out of your way...i put mine to my right since im right handed

Step 5: Ok done

enjoy
I don't consider it "ingenious", of any sort, considering the same exact concept has been around since man started hanging stuff up. However, you could have made it more professional and still inexpensive, ala a wooden block -> dowel sort of idea. I don't think I'd want my sennheisers falling off!
Yeah, I wouldn't use this with a pair of Psyko 5.1's!!! I would use wood.
kanamin5 years ago
I did nearly the same thing with the COVER from a CD spindle.
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dang bra nice Grados!!
thanks no praise for the AKGs though? loljk
TetsuoTW7 years ago
So your whole brilliant invention consists of taping something to the wall to hang headphones off of? I can't wait until computers come with an IQ test before you can get online....
living in chicago = no space at all
My LARGE monitoring headphones take up about 1/4 of my entire available desk space, and I have an iMac (small footprint)...so I find this idea terrific!

For those of us that have to move UP the walls just to exist, ideas like this are FAB! Thanks Sh0rtbus56 for sharing! :)
I agree with you i got 3 pairs of Monitoring headphones and they kind of creep me when they're all around the place
Make this your last nonconstructive comment.
Excellent idea! The best ideas give the most effective result with the simplest method. I've got three now, one for the computer, one for the hi-fi and one for the headphones on my silent brass trombone mute. Thanks.
mdmoose297 years ago
did u actually do this? or is it just an idea?
sh0rtbus56 (author)  mdmoose297 years ago
yes i actually have it on my desk right now :) working fine for 2 months now
jammis7 years ago
This is a good idea. I myself use those little sticky hooks you can hang just about anywhere. I have one on the side of my desks hutch where I hang my headphones.
dannyboy7 years ago
Brilliant!! I save all my cd spindles. I usually reuse them for burnt cd's. The short stacks make great cd "wallets". I was actually planning on posting an Instructable for numerous uses of these spindles. They would also make great project boxes. What about coiling up some cables and throwing the lid on it as well? I'm sure it could take the weight, and it would keep them up and out of the way too:) These Instructables are some of the best.....they offer a new perspective on everyday items and relative junk.
trebuchet037 years ago
Poo, my desk doesn't have sides... It's held together with steel poles and friction :P I'll have to try magnets :P
Tomtrocity7 years ago
hmm, I dont think this is the best instructable, but if you had pictures I would understand it allitle better.
Brennn107 years ago
I have to say, that is very inventive. Nice work.
PetervG7 years ago
A ha. Great idea! I have some head phones for gaming and night time but I don't like where they are, actually, never mind. Anyways...