10241Re:Looking for a cheap way to build a loaner.
- Nov 30, 2009I recently made myself a pair of V-racks and WideLoaders... it really was quite easy. I ended up buying a conduit bender (under 30$) and doing it myself, but I know that's not for everyone.
As far as attaching the Snapdeck, I bought conduit clamps ( I think that's what they're called)... in the Electrical supply aisle at the hardware store, right next to where I bought the conduit itself. The clamps are just U shaped pieces of steel that are made to fit around a specific diameter of tubing. They have one or two tabs on the sides, with holes to put screws through. Of course, if you screw the Snapdeck to the V-racks, it's not coming off easily... but in my case I prefer strength over removability. Anyway, I bought a six pack of the clamps for under 2$. Definitely an economical solution :0)
Here's what they look like: http://www.ted-kyte.com/3D/Pictures/Conduit%20Clamp.jpg
--- In email@example.com, Zoe Neal <zoeneal@...> wrote:
> I find myself in a similar situation; I've recently upgraded to a B.D. and
> now have an extra freeradical with no accessories. I've been told by a
> credible source that the v-racks can be easily home made with 7/8" conduit
> and a conduit bender. Tomorrow I plan to drop by an electronics supply
> store and see if they can't make me another set of v-Racks (and maybe 2
> pairs of wideloaders while they're at it). I'll let you know how that
> goes. If this works out I've several friends who are handy with a sewing
> machine and should be able make something similar to the freeloader bags.
> The snapdeck should be easy except for the hooks that bolt to the bottom.
> Has anyone come up with a good home-made solution?
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