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DIY Test Tube Rack

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#1 Offline jdsaunders1390 - Posted May 27 2017 - 2:19 PM

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Hey all! I wanted to show a simple rack that I made out of a piece of scrap wood I had lying around. I drilled 5/16" holes spaced ~1.5" apart in three rows for a total of 48 holes. When putting my queens in, I slide the tube far enough so that the living quarters are inside the wood block so they can get some privacy.

 

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DIY Test Tube Rack
DIY Test Tube Rack with Queens

 


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#2 Offline Hayashi - Posted May 27 2017 - 3:21 PM

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I think this is really great! Maybe I'll make one this weekend. I don't have access to a drill press, so I'll have to be careful to hold my drill at 90 degrees. Otherwise, I think it would start to look messy having all the test tubes sticking out at slightly different angles.

#3 Offline jdsaunders1390 - Posted May 27 2017 - 6:52 PM

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I used a hand-held drill for this. Definitely not perfect, but it was only a scrap piece of wood. Not exactly high quality craftsmanship!





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