Shelf Options & Variations

Page 1: Overview & Step 1: Drill Holes
Page 2: Step 2: Mount Brackets
Page 3: Step 3: Glue Magnets
Page 4: Step 4: Add Anti-Slip
Page 5: Options & Variations
Page 6: Photos of Shelf in Use (IUEC)

Cable & Accessory Pouches

I used these Milwaukee Pouches to hold my computer cables with my original Version 1 Magnetic Laptop Shelf. On this New Version 2 Laptop Shelf I spaced the brackets wide enough to fit a zippered pouch between them when stored in a laptop bag.

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Computer Cable Bag
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Cable Bag fits between brackets

Narrow 14″ long Milwaukee Bags can fit on the outsides of the brackets as well if needed for a total of 3 Pouches fitting compactly. Cables and accessories can go in the outer narrow pouches and the laptop power supply can go in the larger center pouch.

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Narrow Milwaukee Pouches can fit on the sides

Optional Velcro Cable Bag

I had mentioned possibly glueing a smaller Husky Pouch to the bottom of the shelf when Travis Hutcherson came up the idea of adding Velcro so the bags could removed.

I decided to use smaller Husky Bags because they won’t overhang the Laptop Shelf like the Milwaukee Bags do. I used adhesive Velcro and added strips to the bottom of the Laptop Shelf and to the Husky Bag.

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Magnetic Shelf with Comp Cable Bag

For a stronger bond, I ran a small bead of Flexible Glue down the center and the edges of the Velcro. Then after firmly pressing the Velcro to the board and bag, I ran another bead around the edges.

I am really pleased with the way this Velcro Cable Bag turned out. It’s out of the way and conveniently holds the laptop cables required to plug up to an elevator controller. The pouch can be unzipped in place and cables removed or un-Velcro-ed and contents removed.

Optional Stackable Companion Shelf

I often found myself in need of an additional shelf whether to hold prints, manuals or even tools & parts. I didn’t want much extra space carrying two shelves so I decided to widen the bracket placement on the second Companion Shelf (2/2) so they would fit on the outside of the brackets of the Standard V2 Shelf (1/2)

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Wide Model Stacks w Standard Model
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Wide Model Stacks w Standard Model

Notice how the brackets lay beside one another and the only increased space required is the thickness of 1 board. This is an Ultra Compact Lightweight Dual Shelf Combination. A Velcro Bag or Milwaukee Bag still fits down the center and both shelfs fit comfortably in the laptop case.

I recommend making at least one of these a stronger 6 magnet shelf that way it can be used to support heavier parts, tools or organizer bins.

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2 Shelves with staggered hinges stacked together compact

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Page 1: Overview & Step 1: Drill Holes
Page 2: Step 2: Mount Brackets
Page 3: Step 3: Glue Magnets
Page 4: Step 4: Add Anti-Slip
Page 5: Options & Variations
Page 6: Photos of Shelf in Use (IUEC)

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