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How Do You Store Your Plans????


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Aceman

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A bit of a silly question but mine are always rolled and never want to stay flat. Any pics would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Jerry 

 


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I keep my plans for the Royal William rolled and in storage tubes I picked up at Staples.  A small graphic is on the outside of the tube that shows what is inside.

 

When I need a certain drawing I have a board hanging from the ceiling in my shop that has magnets.  Magnets were from Staples as well.  

 

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A very neat storage solution, Bill! I like your idea of using a visual, instead of writing 'Royal William' or whatever.


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Bill,

 

I like your idea. One question though - your board looks to be made out of a fibreboard material. How do the magnets work with something that is not metallic?

 

Bob


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One magnet is epoxyed to the wood board behind the drawing and a second magnet in front of the drawing.  At the bottom of the drawing there are two sets of magnets for the two bottom corners.  Along the top I have self adhesive magnet strips.  A piece of steel holds the two top corners of the drawing to the magnetic strips.

 

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mtaylor

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Jerry,

 

Roll them backwards.  Put the printed side out, then they lay flat.


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Mark

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Aceman

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Bill, I like how you have the tube identified and separated. Thanks for sharing.

 

Mark, I have tried that and it works good. Thanks

 

I would like to have them all straight and available all the time. A guy that I used to fly RC with way back had his plane prints hanging. I found a company that sells hangers but they are too expensive. I was hoping some members here have made home-made contraptions.  


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mtaylor

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Get some large paper clamps and either attach them to a sheet of plywood or the wall.   Cheap and simple.  You can paint the plywood if you feel the need.  Just make sure it's sanded side towards the print.


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Mark

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Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0

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Triton Cross-Section
USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War (Gallery) Build Log
Wasa (Gallery)


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Aceman

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Mark, That's a great idea, will have to try it out. Thanks


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For a long time I too used paper tube rolls but they soon took up too much space.  

Now I fold them flat so they need only 2 computer paper boxes.  

I made an inventory list of the plans (name, scale, date of launch) so it is a simple and fast method of getting out what I need. 

 

Duff


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