Author Topic: Wall clips  (Read 442 times)

quixoticgeek

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Wall clips
« on: October 05, 2020, 03:32:14 pm »

I have a pair of crutches from an old injury (was cheaper to just buy the crutches, than pay towards the excess on my health insurance). They are useful to have around, so I've not got rid of them, but their current home of lent against the fire extinguisher in the hall way is annoying me.

I have a small amount of wall space, and i'd like to mount them on the wall using a clip that isn't too hard to undo, but is big enough to hold the 25.5mm diameter of my crutches, without scratching all the paint work off.

Has anyone come across a suitably designed clip?

J
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Re: Wall clips
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 04:11:05 pm »
I'm sure this place would have something suitable:-

https://www.springmasters.com/tool-clips-hardware-tools/

Their 84002 model with rollers would seem perfect. The £15 minimum could be a bit steep for the quantity you want.
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Re: Wall clips
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 04:45:01 pm »
Same as above but only a few quid (they're called Terry Clips - as made by the Terry Company - who IIRC used to make bike saddles and those clips that fitted to front forks to carry a tennis racquet or hockey stick)

 - https://www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails-fixings/tool-clips/cat7290004?cm_sp=managedredirect-_-screwsfixings-_-toolclip

quixoticgeek

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Re: Wall clips
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2020, 04:55:00 pm »
Same as above but only a few quid (they're called Terry Clips - as made by the Terry Company - who IIRC used to make bike saddles and those clips that fitted to front forks to carry a tennis racquet or hockey stick)

 - https://www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails-fixings/tool-clips/cat7290004?cm_sp=managedredirect-_-screwsfixings-_-toolclip

They were my first thought (tho I didn't know the proper name for them), except thought they'd scratch the paint too much...

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Re: Wall clips
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2020, 05:10:04 pm »
If you can 3D print then Marius Hornburger has free down loads on his Thingiverse page - round tool wall holders - in various sizes.

https://www.thingiverse.com/mariushornberger/designs

Re: Wall clips
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2020, 05:13:06 pm »

Re: Wall clips
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2020, 05:13:28 pm »
Hmm -next to fire extinquisher, you say?

How about fixing some old hard disk magnets to the crutches, then they can 'stick' to the fire extinquisher?
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Re: Wall clips
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2020, 05:19:03 pm »
Same as above but only a few quid (they're called Terry Clips - as made by the Terry Company - who IIRC used to make bike saddles and those clips that fitted to front forks to carry a tennis racquet or hockey stick)

 - https://www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails-fixings/tool-clips/cat7290004?cm_sp=managedredirect-_-screwsfixings-_-toolclip

They were my first thought (tho I didn't know the proper name for them), except thought they'd scratch the paint too much...

J

How about something akin to either of these?

https://www.screwfix.com/p/smith-locke-heavy-duty-screw-in-anti-slip-u-storage-hook-black-25mm/7903j

https://www.screwfix.com/p/smith-locke-single-tool-hanger-black-blue-48mm/2122j
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Re: Wall clips
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2020, 05:21:08 pm »
Never used them, but how about these: https://www.plasticpipeshop.co.uk/Plastic-Clip-with-optional-spacer-block_c_2616.html

I think that you'll find that they aren't robust enough - they're designed to hold a pipe in position permanently ... not as the OP may want to use them (the clips are similar to those that hold kitchen unit kickboards in position.

... and as for scratching with the Terry clips - I have some holding a few tools in my workshop and have covered the inner face with tape to preserve the paint and chrome finishes on the tools.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Wall clips
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2020, 05:21:30 pm »
If you can 3D print then Marius Hornburger has free down loads on his Thingiverse page - round tool wall holders - in various sizes.

https://www.thingiverse.com/mariushornberger/designs

Perfect! Shall print them when I next visit the hackerspace.

Hmm -next to fire extinquisher, you say?

How about fixing some old hard disk magnets to the crutches, then they can 'stick' to the fire extinquisher?

Because in the event of a fire, I don't want to have the crutches attached to the thing I'm trying to put the fire out with... Also I'm trying to move them away from where the fire extinguisher is, to another wall of the hallway.

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fuaran

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Re: Wall clips
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2020, 05:26:25 pm »
Something like Clug? It is designed to hold a bike tyre. Though a bit expensive for a simple bit of plastic. https://hornit.com/collections/clug

Or you can get cheap wall mounted holders for mops and brooms etc.

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Re: Wall clips
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2020, 06:34:27 pm »
Same as above but only a few quid (they're called Terry Clips - as made by the Terry Company - who IIRC used to make bike saddles and those clips that fitted to front forks to carry a tennis racquet or hockey stick)

 - https://www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails-fixings/tool-clips/cat7290004?cm_sp=managedredirect-_-screwsfixings-_-toolclip

They were my first thought (tho I didn't know the proper name for them), except thought they'd scratch the paint too much...

J
You could bend them out slightly and line them with something soft like foam.
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Re: Wall clips
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2020, 06:58:47 pm »
Same as above but only a few quid (they're called Terry Clips - as made by the Terry Company - who IIRC used to make bike saddles and those clips that fitted to front forks to carry a tennis racquet or hockey stick)

 - https://www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails-fixings/tool-clips/cat7290004?cm_sp=managedredirect-_-screwsfixings-_-toolclip

They were my first thought (tho I didn't know the proper name for them), except thought they'd scratch the paint too much...

J

Plastic coated terry clips are widely available and probably wouldn’t scratch the paint at all

Re: Wall clips
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2020, 07:52:10 pm »
Something like Clug? It is designed to hold a bike tyre. Though a bit expensive for a simple bit of plastic. https://hornit.com/collections/clug

Or you can get cheap wall mounted holders for mops and brooms etc.

There are various cheapo clones on Ali Express, with varyingly ludicrous photoshops:
https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=AS_20201005105002&origin=y&SearchText=bike+wall+mount

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Re: Wall clips
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2020, 08:08:07 am »
Plastic coated terry clips are widely available and probably wouldn’t scratch the paint at all

And are widely available on eBay in a myriad of sizes and cost buttons.