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Old 01-11-2012, 10:17 AM   #1  
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Default DIY Punch Storage - solved EZ Squeeze storage

I am so proud! I just made this punch rack to fit on the wall behind the craft/exercise/guestroom door. It is cafe rods from Walmart, attached to two pine boards (one 16"x1"x36" and one 12"x1"x28, with a 1 x 3 shelf on top). Then I screwed the boards to 2 studs in the wall. This way I wil only have 4 holes to fill if I ever take them down. I learned on the second one to make the board a bit shorter than the space (4" each side), so I can extend the cafe rods past the brackets and have extra deep storage space on either side for stuff the won't fit the rods.

I am particularly stoked about figuring out how to store my Fiskar EX Squeeze punches - they were jumbled in a drawer and too thick to fit in the rods. GRUNDTAL S-hooks from IKEA hold the handle perfectly, and they could be angled slightly and pushed closer together to fit more on a rail. This way I can see the punch shape facing me and not have to fish through them. Then I figured out how to make custom s-hooks from some 12 gauge copper wire I had lying around (you can buy it by the foot at most home stores). I had a finish hammer whose handle fit the BYGEL hook almost exactly, so I used that as a jig and hammered it a bit to "work harden" the wire. Now I can make custom hooks any size and length I want. Made a ribbon holder hanging below with 3 copper wire hooks and a dowel. And now my embossing gun is exactly where I need it, instead of in a drawer.

Pics in my gallery - my effort to link them does not look successful. Can anyone tell me where to find info on how to attach image to a post? - I searched forums and looks in tutes but can't find anything.


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Great job on the whole thing, and kudos to you for creativity and problem-solving + ingenuity in making your own s-hooks, etc.!

As far as linking pics (thumbnails) to a post, just click on "Go advanced" under the Quick Reply box and it gives you a lot more options! Scroll down the page a bit and you'll see "Manage Attachments" - that's where you link up pics. Click on that button and it opens a dialog box where you can browse for and upload the pics you want. You can attach other types of files, too - pdf and word documents, etc.
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Thanks for looking, and for the tips. Here is what the home-made s-hooks look like - and I can practice attaching an image.
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Thanks for looking, and for the tips. Here is what the home-made s-hooks look like - and I can practice attaching an image.
Hooray! You figured out attachments! Thanks for the pic - I may have to make some hooks for my space. Right now my easy squeeze punches (I only have six) are in a bucket on a shelf, and I hate taking up precious shelf space like that!
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I just noticed that the IKEA hooks are GRUNDTAL on receipt, not BYGEL. I edited the original post to fix, but in case someone is going to buy them, wanted to point that out.
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Great idea. You are quite talented to come up with this. Also thanks for the pictures.
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