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Old January 1st, 2020, 10:30 PM   #1
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Allen Wrench holder attachement for rig?

Without explanation: Anyone know of a simple way to attach an allen wrench to a piece of equipment? More permanent that a piece of tape.

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Hi folks. Over the years I've collected 4 different handheld rig setups. 3 that are were fairly budget like and one fancy custom built one that was so damn heavy I can barely use it. For run and gun (I don't exactly do the kind of shooting that has a first AC {or any AC}) it's murder on the body.

Anyway, believe it or not my favorite is pre-cage and all that. It's this oldish foldable Neweer rig (see image attached). Love the damn thing. Anyway, It hasn't ever been a huge problem but it absolutely needs an allen wrench to adjust a few elements. While I've always had one in my production backpack, I'd LOVE it if there was some way to have a super simply setup that had an allen wrench attached. Just a little plastic nub to slide it into or something. I could keep it on the bottom underneath the baseplate or something. Something snugly attached so it isn't swinging around while I'm moving and creating sound or additional slight tremors.
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Old January 2nd, 2020, 04:17 AM   #2
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Re: Allen Wrench holder attachement for rig?

It depends on the size of the Allen key as to whether you could buy a spring clip small enough for it (the ones I'm thinking of are called Terry clips here), but this might be a good use for some Sugru to make a rubber clip, maybe even one that will pop into one of the holes in the rig if you're good enough with the Sugru. Good luck!
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Old January 2nd, 2020, 01:58 PM   #3
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Hi Dave. I don't have the millimeter measurement but snapped this pic on the way out the door. Small size. Useful for bicycles and smaller pieces of film equipment I find. I'll look up Terry Clips now.
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Old January 2nd, 2020, 09:17 PM   #4
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Re: Allen Wrench holder attachement for rig?

Drill a slightly undersized hole in a rubber block and cable tie that to the frame.
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Old January 2nd, 2020, 09:51 PM   #5
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Forgive my ignorance, but can you buy small-ish rubber block materials?



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Old January 2nd, 2020, 10:46 PM   #6
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how about super glueing a magnet? allen wrenches are made out of steel right?
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Old January 3rd, 2020, 01:02 AM   #7
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Forgive my ignorance, but can you buy small-ish rubber block materials?

https://www.amazon.com/rubber-block/...c-20/din02c-20
It might be hard to buy one piece, but I'm sure you could buy a bag full of them. But it's more the kind of thing I'd salvage off something.

https://www.autobodytoolmart.com//eq...8-p-33912.aspx
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Old January 3rd, 2020, 07:23 PM   #8
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how about super glueing a magnet? allen wrenches are made out of steel right?
I hadn't thought of that. That might work. This handheld rig is metal so as long as a magnet was strong (and assuming it would attract an Allen Wrench, I might not even need to super glue it. That's a really interesting idea I hadn't thought of.
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Old January 3rd, 2020, 07:24 PM   #9
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That's true. I can look around the house and see if I have anything available. Would be kind of silly to order a bunch of something I only need one of. The magnet idea might be a bit easier (if it works).

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It might be hard to buy one piece, but I'm sure you could buy a bag full of them. But it's more the kind of thing I'd salvage off something.

https://www.autobodytoolmart.com//eq...8-p-33912.aspx
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Old January 3rd, 2020, 08:16 PM   #10
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You can get magnets at Home Depot or any other hardware store. Iíve seen 3 types: super powerful ones size shape of coins, then the standard black ones for the refrigerator and finally soft flexible one in roll or sheet.
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