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Udie

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Udie's Simply Round Stand Offs
It was mentioned that cereal boxes could be used for stand offs as opposed to using 1/16 inch thick cardboard.
Not having any cereal boxes in the household recycle bin - how about using a pop can box?
Let us change the design and shape and make them even simpler - make them round.

1 Simply Round Stand Off.jpg 
Step 1
Find something round in the workshop. Here I used a 2oz container of craft paint and a marker for my round objects. I will be making two (2) different diameter sizes of stand offs.

Step 2
Cut a series of strips from the pop can container and because of the different diameters cut the strips into two (2) different widths.

Step 3
Wrap the strip of cardboard around your round object, make sure the bottom is flat,  and apply some painters tape to the perimeter of the cylinder you just made.

Slip your cylinder off your round object and that is it - you done!
Pretty simple was is not?

Just using two (2) Simply Round Stand offs will support 10 pounds as shown and even more.

These stand offs are not only for painting but can be used to support assemblies after they have been glued together.
The can be used to hold clamped assemblies and give you enough clearance not to interfere with the clamping jaws.

Use the Simply Round Stand Offs to place your pieces on after they have been painted, there is your drying rack also.

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Another interesting easy standoff.  Good job Udie.
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Udie have you tried a loo roll without the paper ,lol or kitchen roll there round and made of cardboard just a thought.
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Roly (phantom scroller)
I do use them, but not as stand offs.
The cardboard is much thinner and the way they are made with the diagonal gluing, I find them very week, and easily bent inwards.
But, I do use them for my cords on some of the power cords and extension cords as shown below.

1 On Tools.jpg 2 On Cords.jpg 

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Brilliant Udie another great idea no shortage of them for me to use, keep um comin'
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Super idea Udie!
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