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Re: [Rabbits] Pyramid Storage

  • FromSam Zitin <sammyz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 12 Nov 2010 10:35:05 -0500

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 7:50 AM, Elliott C. Evans <eeyore@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sam Z. wrote:
> Anyone out there who is craftier than I have an idea of how
> to best add velcro (in terms of method and placement) to a
> bandanna to do something like this?

Rather than sticking or sewing Velcro to things, I've become
a fan of Velcro "One-Wrap". It's a strap with hook on one side,
and loop on the other. So, you just wrap it around a bundle,
and it sticks to itself anywhere along its length. I've found
it in office stores and hardware stores. They also make a
similar product for use as garden ties which isn't as wide or
as sticky, but is way more flexible (and green). Lastly, 3M
makes a "Bundling Wrap" intended for cables that is flexible
like tape, but about an inch wide. It doesn't stand up to a
lot of (ab)use, though. Discount versions of the brand name
products are available. I found some at Harbor Freight, even.

This is a good idea, though it is one more thing to lose, that's the only reason I wanted it permanently attached.  Rubberbands could achieve the same thing I think. 

S Myers wrote:
> You might be able to make your own pseudo-skooba wrap. I'm
> not just exactly sure how it is constructed, but it appears
> to be velcro-hook at the corners, and a fuzzy velcro-loop

> covering the outer layer. You could probably get some nice
> material and build this yourself, if you didn't happen to
> want to pay for the real thing.

The fuzzy fabric is called "Velcro Compatible Fabric". One
brand name is "Veltex". It's nice because the fuzzy stuff is
bonded to padding and fabric much like automotive headliner.
It's quite pricy, though, and I haven't seen it in any store
for a while, which means mail order, which means minimum
orders, which means lots of money.

Why yes, I have spent way to much time researching Velcro.

If I was going down this road I'd probably just buy the commercial version 


Anyway, I'd be remiss in my duties if I didn't mention that
the Japanese use "furoshiki" wrapping cloths to bundle all
kinds of strange objects, and have developed various secure
strategies for tying up oddly-shaped packages. Do a web
search on that for many, many examples.

I've seen these before and they look really cool, but I tend to imagine that by the time I'm working on doing one of these to store the pieces, I'd have saved time just throwing them into tubes! 

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans


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