At work I have a metal filing cabinet next to my desk. I've tried using adhesive cable holders, but they eventually fail. Sugru to the resuce! Using some magnets and a straw I made 3 magnetic cable holders with Sugru.
Step 1: Step 1 - Bill of Materials
- Small magnets - I used some small rectangular magnets, make sure that they are powerful.
Step 2: Cut Straw to 1/2" Lengths
The piece of straw allows us to mold the Sugru around it and create a good shape for the cable to go through.
I cut mine to 1/2" to match the long side of the rectangular magnet. You may need to modify your size based on the size magnet that you have chosen.
Step 3: Mold Sugru Around the Magnet
- Roll it into a ball
- Press on all sides until a cube is formed
- Insert magnet into Sugru and knead it until you have a nice thin border around the magnet
Step 4: Insert Piece of Straw
At the opposite side of the magnet, put the straw into the Sugru and knead it around the straw to form the cable holder
Step 5: Let Sugru Dry and Enjoy Your Cable Holder
Sugru starts to set after a few minutes, but it does take a few hours to completely dry.
Once it has dried, cut out the straw. Next time I do this, I will use some talc around the straw. The Sugru stuck to the straw and this made cutting it out difficult.
If you created a little bridge at the top of the holder, just use some scissors and cut it open.