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Anonymous 05/10/14(Sat)14:36 UTC+1 No.636477 Report

sup guys? I want to make my own stand for seamless paper rolls..pic related is similar to what I want my final result to be..I can buy one fr $150, but I feel like I can build one for MUCH cheaper, because I can get a pair of heavy duty stands for $50

what could I do for the top piece? do you guys think that a bar has to go all the way through the paper roll, or could I connect something to the stands to go into the roll about 6 inches on each side and get by?

Ideas are GREATLY appreciated!
Anonymous 05/10/14(Sat)14:37 UTC+1 No.636478 Report

here is a shitty MS paint version of what I was talking about with connecting to 6" pipe to them to fit into each side of the roll..

what could I use to do this?
Anonymous 05/10/14(Sat)21:46 UTC+1 No.636611 Report

in the electrical section of a hardware store, you'll find electrical conduit which is probably the least expensive pipe available. like $6 for 10-foot lengths of 1/2-inch galvanized steel. bring a hacksaw, and cut it in the parking lot.

even cheaper are plastic pipes used to hold bolts of cloth. you find them outside clothing factories and cloth stores. they're plenty solid coz the bolts of cloth are heavy.
Mac 05/10/14(Sat)21:57 UTC+1 No.636620 Report

Go to home depot. they sell wood stair handrail material then get 2 metal eyelets and screw into the ends and it sits on the stands
Anonymous 05/11/14(Sun)10:41 UTC+1 No.636842 Report

>go all the way through the paper roll
Recommended, but it depends on how much your paper roll weighs. if you're talking Christmas wrapping paper, enough to do a whole family's presents, then you can just do the ends. 500lb roll of stuff? better go all the way through with a single bar. May want to put safety chains on it going to the ceiling as well, in case a stand gets knocked loose.
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