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Simple $1 pinning mat

PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:46 am
by andrew_r
I made this pinning mat from a 150mm x 115mm (6" x 4.5") piece of self-adhesive felt that was intended to be stuck to furniture legs to protect the floor. I used a craft knife to cut holes for the compartments, and then stuck the felt onto a piece of plywood that I had cut to size and sanded. It only took a couple of hours to make, and cost $1 for the felt (the plywood was scrap).

The pin cutouts are 15mm x 5mm (0.6" x 0.2") and the larger compartments are 30mm x 30mm (1.2" x 1.2") and 50mm x 30mm (2" x 1.2"). The spaces between compartments are 10mm (0.4").

Here it is with the innards of an Abus 72/40.

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Re: Simple $1 pinning mat

PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:38 pm
by GWiens2001
Nice, creative idea. L)

Personally, I'd avoid felt to avoid getting hairs in the lock on reassembly. But it looks great!

Gordon

Re: Simple $1 pinning mat

PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:03 pm
by 6275LA
Although I haven't searched anywhere, I imagine you can get self adhesive rubber sheets that would also work.

Re: Simple $1 pinning mat

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:17 am
by just1pick+open
Here's one that I made out of scrap, viewtopic.php?f=39&t=10762&p=98763#p98763

Re: Simple $1 pinning mat

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:17 am
by andrew_r
6275LA wrote:Although I haven't searched anywhere, I imagine you can get self adhesive rubber sheets that would also work.


That was my original plan, but my local hardware supplier didn't have any.

Re: Simple $1 pinning mat

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:34 pm
by 6275LA
Ah, ok. Maybe craft supply stores would have some. Or custom rubber stamp suppliers (the raw material that they laser-engrave to make rubber stamps).