Zip Tie Caddy

olcowhand

Daniel In KY
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Got tired of my various sizes of zip ties getting scattered everywhere, so just from scraps I made a carrier for them out of scrap piece of 2x10, various sizes of scrap PVC, some sheet rock screws, and cut off piece of 5 gallon bucket handle. The main center tube has 3 screws securing it through holes drilled at about a 50 degree angle. Most of the other tubes just 2 screws each. The center one has large 3' long zip ties folded to fit. All others slip in straight. Cost me nothing except maybe 45 minutes putting it together. Looking online a similar one with 6 tubes to hang on wall was $30 and not a standing portable one either. Just for kicks I labeled sized and gave it a name. The piece of bucket bail really improved it for carrying about. There's a couple more tubes on side not visible.
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chieffan

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I keep mine in the bags in a drawer in my tool box. Living next to a rock road one way and dirt the other I get lots of dirt in the garage/shop. Carolyn has two older cats that won't stay down at the barn so have to leave the garage door up a bit so they can get in and out. :mad:

Along those lines I use 14" pieces of 2" pipe with a cap on one end. But a 5/1; x 6" bolt with a point ground on the end through the cap. Shove it down in the ground and holds the arrows when the granddaughter & I are out target shooting.
 

4getgto

Bill from Northampton County, Pennsylvania
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Got tired of my various sizes of zip ties getting scattered everywhere, so just from scraps I made a carrier for them out of scrap piece of 2x10, various sizes of scrap PVC, some sheet rock screws, and cut off piece of 5 gallon bucket handle. The main center tube has 3 screws securing it through holes drilled at about a 50 degree angle. Most of the other tubes just 2 screws each. The center one has large 3' long zip ties folded to fit. All others slip in straight. Cost me nothing except maybe 45 minutes putting it together. Looking online a similar one with 6 tubes to hang on wall was $30 and not a standing portable one either. Just for kicks I labeled sized and gave it a name. The piece of bucket bail really improved it for carrying about. There's a couple more tubes on side not visible.
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Good idea. We used them by thousands when I worked ( low voltage control wiring). Not that many sizes though.
 

chieffan

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That sounds like a lot of fun. Wish I could do it but getting my arm up without pain makes it impossible. Enjoy yourself and be grateful for what you can do.
That is why I went to a crossbow. Crank to **** it. Might give it a try. Bow shop or Cabellas/Bass Pro should have something they would let you shoot jut to try.

Looks like the language monitor got me again. It don't like spatchcock a turkey either.
 
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