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Brain Storming: What can I do with this tract ? Answered

I have, available to me, tracts of plastic that resemble lighting tracks that hold those lights you can move from area to area, hung from the ceiling.
Their are, however; made of a fairly thin plastic, with a recycle 6 on them (our locals do not take #6's).
They are a little flexible, but not overly so. They have a notch/tab at each end, faced in the same direction (allowing what is on the tract, to come off one end but not the other).

Another description of them might be that they look similar to those metal tracks used to hold sockets in a row (for those that have seen them), only made from translucent plastic.

I now have Pictures posted below,.

What can these be used for? They throw away about 6-20 of them A DAY. The tracts once held little packets of tea or coffee pouches that have a plastic T top in them (like the packets pictured)


I have too many ideas now in my head, but none of them are really BIG enough for a full fledged ible (IMHO) but then, clustering them together would lose ideas in the mix......quandary, confused look, undecided, brain loop, hopelessly spinning out of control......

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It isn't those packets I am concerned with, as they get carted away and are full of tea/coffee grounds. I mean the tract of plastic that holds them together in the supply drawers. They are about 14 inches long.

mesh them into a woven sheet of plastic (did it once at school with video tape) can it be fused with a soldering tool ? boomers !

cooooool i thought it was like flexible stripes general purpose construction material. keep and use when needed you can combine them to sheets. it can be even rain proof and make nice roof tiling for various outdoor stuff

it can be even rain proof and make nice roof tiling for various outdoor stuff

Hmm, you mean like sliding them over some material that will fit inside, to make them more sturdy?

nah just slide in each other and support from below it does not have to be air tight

I was unable to get any more before the weekend here.....I will try again on Monday.

If you glue them all on a sheet of burlap or cloth, you get the same stuff that you build a roll-top desk or bread basket bin front out of. Maybe you need an "appliance garage" with a roll-top front?

When I am back home from work again, I will see how they fit into one another while faced in opposite directions (interlocking).

When I get home from work, I will get a few pictures in here for you....

Fix tracks to shed ceiling. Fabricate similar t-pieces to those on packets of coffee. Fix t-pieces to lids of small jars. Fill small jars with useful items. Hang small jars from ceiling.

Fix tracks to shed ceiling.

Prerequisite note to self.....get a shed.... ;-)

Hmm, I am not sure I would trust glass jars, but lighter containers maybe.

Maybe cloth or netting bags with a button sewn at the top to slip into the track?

PS: by snitch in my post below, I didn't mean steal but rather dig around in the receptacle where they are deposited after use. :-)

Thanks, yes or small plastic containers as long as they didn't carry like 2 pounds / 0.9 kg (or more). I was hoping to get a few more less then obvious answers though ;-) Since this was kind of how I described them. I will have to snitch one of the spent tea bags and dissect the top to see if that sparks any ideas in my head.


9 years ago

See how you can attach them together at right-angles (glue, screws, lashing etc) to make a frame. Once you can make that you can build all sorts of things- gather enough and build a nice chair or something as a statement against waste, and... to have a nice chair.

Hmmm, that will be difficult given the rounded edges, but let me fool around with that idea for a bit (and grab a bunch more of them from work before the trashman gets them), and ~~really panic my wife~~ see what I can do with them. Thanks

If you could connect them all, make the biggest ever-expanding marble or ball bearing roller coaster. Or make a scale model of the Disneyworld tram...

At least some noisy Rube Goldberg contraption where the marble moves from gadget to gadget...

Well, not very strong really. They wouldn't be suitable for hanging track lights, for instance, but maybe LEDs.

They aren't overly flimsy either, that is, each tract carries about 15-20 of those little bags of coffee or tea I have pictured. But it bends pretty much if you lift it by the middle of the tract.