1. I got so fed up with spools of connecting wire going missing, I made a couple of racks to keep them tidy and accessible. No great shakes with the woodwork, I used 3 A4 sheets of 6mm ply which I got from Kitronics when they were getting rid of surplus stock (22p a sheet) 4 springs, two lengths of 6mm brass rod, 4 M6 nyloks, 4 strips of self adhesive foam and a couple hours work (draw, cut, assemble). Put together with Gorilla glue and screws. There you go !

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    The springs pull the bar down to lightly hold the wire.
    Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but his brother Frank, was a monster

    Having just moved to Windows 10 (which is crap) My stress levels are through the roof !!!

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    Obviously you have too much time on your hands Rob Nice idea though
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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    Useful... now give me ideas for ad-hoc reel sizes - from similar to what you have there to the wooden reel of 100M x 4-core STP. Cable management and storage is the bane of my life.

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    Looks good nice job,I've got quite a few reels of equipment wire of different flavors now and had the same problem...

    ...in the end I got a length of 16mm round rail and support it in the middle and at both ends with SK16 rail mounts, tucked it in under the shelf above my electronics bench...problem solved!
    .Me

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  9. I'm a cheapskate, I made my two out of available materials, Mind you RSPro do a nice one for £200 +VAT.
    Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but his brother Frank, was a monster

    Having just moved to Windows 10 (which is crap) My stress levels are through the roof !!!

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