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Simple, convenient storage

September 1st, 2010 / By: / How-To Articles, In the Shop

Organize multiple rolls of webbing and Velcro.

Problem

Storing different sizes, colors and types of webbing and Velcro takes up a lot of space, and can be messy.

Solution

Build a simple storage tower out of scrap materials that will organize multiple rolls of webbing, and will allow you to take your webbing to the sewing table.

Process

  • Begin with a piece of 3/4-inch plywood or plastic, approximately 10 inches square.
  • Find the center and drill a 7/8-inch hole with a paddle bit or a Forstner bit, making sure not to drill all the way through. Leave about 1/8 inch of plywood at the bottom.
  • Cut a piece of 7/8-inch aluminum tubing about 12 to 14 inches long.
  • Using Vise-Grip pliers, squeeze one end of the tubing to make it slightly egg shaped. Adjust tubing end as needed so it fits snugly into the plywood.
  • Tap the tubing into the plywood with a mallet, making sure it fits tightly.
  • Stack your rolls of webbing on the tower, separating each roll with a piece of cardboard. I use the cardboard from the Velcro core, and label them for easy identification.
  • When it is time to use the webbing, the tower can be taken to the sewing table. Pull off which ever piece is needed, without removing the rest of the rolls.

Keith Purves is the owner of Riverside Covers in Ft. Myers, Fla.

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