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DIY Cheap and Easy RDA/Tank Stands
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DIY Cheap and Easy RDA/Tank Stands
After being hit with a small bit of late night boredom, and glancing at my mess of RDAs lying around on my worktable, I decided to find a way to keep them stationary and organized. Racking my brain for some material to use in this endeavor, I took the cap off from my Mountain Dew bottle to wet the old whistle and it hit me... Bottle Caps! Simple instructions are as follows:

1. Grab a bottle cap. (These can come in a variety of colors to suit your artistic side)

2. Remove the rubber piece from the top inside of the cap.

3. Grab a power drill and a 5/16" drill bit

4. Secure the cap to something solid (I used a pair of Vice Grips)

5. Aim the drill bit point blank at the center of the cap

6. Squeeze the trigger and drill completely through while smoothing out the edges

7. Set the drill down, test the fit on your 510 connector and admire your work

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02-05-2015 08:20 AM
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RE: DIY Cheap and Easy RDA/Tank Stands
If a drill bit isn't handy, you can also use a .32 ACP or a .308 rifle to make the hole.

That's an awesome idea and I have a ton of Mtn Dew caps.  Love it!

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02-05-2015 07:07 PM
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**UPDATE** My wife decided to take this project a step further, for organization's sake, and broke out a small box in conjunction with a hot glue gun. The fully finished project should be pretty dope.

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03-05-2015 03:56 AM
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I save foam that comes in boxes and use a small round metal tube which i heat the end of it to make perfectly round holes in the foam.  Keeps the RDA's etc.. perfectly upright and snug.
03-05-2015 09:52 AM
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I use a 1" circle cutter and a drill on a 2x4. 1" is just a bit bigger than a 22mm atty (probably about 24mm) so I just drill down an inch and a half or so and then drill a hole in the middle with a 1/4" bit for the 510 to fit in. Works great for me. 
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nice idea hehe, it's a bit like those Kuro concept coilers, once you see it you think "Why didn't I think of that!" Big Grin
03-05-2015 09:23 PM
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After reading Cman's post I decided to evolve my project and replace the caps. Not that the caps are a bad idea but using foam you can make, pretty much, anything fit snugly. I hope to, eventually, make a nice stained and finished wooden apparatus using Michael's method but, given my propensity for procrastination, it may be awhile. Tongue

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04-05-2015 05:24 AM
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Nice idea, CZ! Much easier and cheaper than those aluminum stands that cost more and do just the same. Wink

I made a thread a while back on my DIY Atomizer case. I recently had to make a second one because my atomizers have grown to fill over 2 boxes. Nice thing is it keeps dust and dirt from gathering on them.

Have a peek. Smile
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(04-05-2015 05:24 AM)CL0UD_Z3R0 Wrote:  After reading Cman's post I decided to evolve my project and replace the caps. Not that the caps are a bad idea but using foam you can make, pretty much, anything fit snugly. I hope to, eventually, make a nice stained and finished wooden apparatus using Michael's method but, given my propensity for procrastination, it may be awhile. Tongue

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Yup thats how all my e cig stuff fits into the foam , nice and snug , thats why i have always used foam , your using the type of foam i use as well , good stuff.
04-05-2015 03:28 PM
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Think I'll be getting my drill out and a chunk of 2x2 from B&Q this weekend. Need to go there to get some chainsaw sharpening files anyway.

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