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My DIY cable organizer

Discussion in 'Model S' started by jmdavies, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. jmdavies

    jmdavies New Member

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    I wanted to keep my charging cable off the ground, and the hobbyist woodworker in refused to accept something as simple as a hardware store hook or hose hanger. After thinking through several different design options, I decided to model my cable organizer after the Tesla shield logo and to color-match it to my Midnight Silver Metallic MS. I have a few "in process" pictures, but here is the final result.



    1. Tesla - Front.JPG
    2. Tesla - Side 1.JPG
    3. Tesla - Side 2.JPG
    4. Tesla - Hanging 1.JPG
    5. Tesla - Hanging 2.JPG
     
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  2. AZGirl

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    That is a great looking holder, nice craftsmanship!
    If you are bored and feel like making another I'll bet some readers on here would love to help you with your hobby
    PS painting that brown wood black or grey would make that panel visually "pop"
     
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    jmdavies New Member

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    Yes, it's funny that one of the many side effects of owning a Tesla is that it makes me want to actually drywall my garage! :)
     
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    I believe that every Tesla-housing garage is supposed to be converted into a showroom. Thems the rules.
     
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  5. Chavo60

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    If you have extras I'd take one (hint hint)
     
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    #1 - Beautiful!
    #2 - I wish I was that talented :(
     
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    Nice I love it
     
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    Nice. So is it all wood and did you just jigsaw or bandsaw out the letters and logo?
     
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    you forgot the spray foam insulation and drywall...;)
     
  10. Yarder

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    I would want one!
     
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    yep :cool:
     
  12. jmdavies

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    I'm pretty sure that people would not be willing to pay whatever I'd want to charge to make it worthwhile. :D

    But, it was a fun project, and since I reused a few ideas I learned on this forum (especially regarding the part holding the power brick), I thought I would pay it forward by sharing.

    And, sorry for the huge pictures...I didn't realize that they would show up like that!
     
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    Excellent looking! And, yeah, it's insane the number of 'red wall/logo' garages we've seen. :)
     
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    Yes, it's all Baltic Birch plywood since that is stable enough to handle the hot summer and cold winter climate in a Midwest garage...and it's what I had available. I cut the letters and logo on a scroll saw, and much of the rest on a band saw.

    Here is an in-process pic with the letters/logo just sitting on top of the shield:


    Tesla - wood.JPG
     

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