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01-11-2014 06:13 PM

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I regularly try to up-cycle scrap material or what would likely end up being thrown away and incorporate it into my shot or work someway or another. I recently started working with my father At a print shop and his press uses these things which are regularly switched out and recycled. They are pretty big and have some weigh to them. All aluminum. I feel like they have so much potential. Any ideas?!

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#1 posted 01-11-2014 06:20 PM

Yes, they would be saved in my shop. But unless I can hold it, it is tough to say what I would use it for. What are the dimensions?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-11-2014 06:23 PM

My employer has these too and for the past 2 years I tried to find a use, thought maybe using them on outfeed support, shelf stanchions, maybe closing off a end and use for organization of small stuff. by the way these are filter bodies.

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#3 posted 01-11-2014 06:32 PM

Put a turned plug in each end and use them for In/Out feed rollers.

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#4 posted 01-11-2014 06:42 PM

Maybe cap off one end (if they aren’t already) and screw a few in a row to a wall to store things like zip ties, small dowel rods, or any thing else long enough to stand taller then the tube.

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#5 posted 01-11-2014 06:43 PM

Couldn’t tell you the exact dimension right now but if I were to guess there about 20-24 in long and about 7 in in diameter. And probably 1/4 of an inch thick.

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#6 posted 01-11-2014 08:10 PM

Scrap them and buy something useful.

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#7 posted 01-11-2014 08:17 PM

Spray paint them flat black and make one of these out of them

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#8 posted 01-11-2014 09:14 PM

Save a couple ,scrap the rest, buy a tool. No matter how many you save , when you get an inspiration to make something with them, you will be 1 short. Just saying .

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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