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    I've been hitting the ebay sales pretty hard recently (hence lack of chart updates, sorry j-pop fans I'll be back at it soon)

    Which all leads me to having a bit of spare cash & a plan to lose it all on an ill advised project.

    My 45s aren't stored that well, mostly odd cardboard, vintage record & old cat food pouch boxes, oh and a double row flight case that is so much pissing about to get to it may as well be the Ark of the Covenant.

    Most 45 storage I've seen is either like mine, those butty box style tubs or super swanky bespoke wooden shelving, so I want to make some that look nice, are easily accessible, shelve-able(?) & protect my records from dust & stuff

    Roughly I'm thinking of a 8x12" vacuum formed (no seam weakness) plastic box in 2 halves (Bottom coloured/Lid clear) modernist style rounded edges, stackable, maybe an 8x8 version too. Visually kind of like a giant capsule pill or one of those old Braun coffin stereos but smaller & full of records.

    They'd be for home storage rather than portability so I'm not concerned about handles or anything. If I can work out how to make something good it should be relatively simple to get a bunch more done to sell.

    So what do you lot reckon, am I missing any functionality, wrong on the sizes, someone's already doing it that I've not spotted?

    Also as record folks what would you expect to pay for something like this, there was that record bag someone posted about on here that looked really nice but the price tag made me run for the hills so I'm conscious of keeping these affordable. Depending on manufacturing costs I was thinking in the ballpark of 25 quid a pop??

    What do you think

  • #2
    http://www.i-cubes.co.uk/7-inch-reco...-products.html ?

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    • #3
      I'm a strictly top-down 45 browser

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      • #4
        A bit like this.

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        • #5
          It's a shame really. I'm a big fan of ramshackle, make do storage solutions. However, I can see the attraction of a good looking solution to the problem of stacks of teetering (admittedly rather dashing) vintage 45 boxes. I really like the Really Useful 9XL boxes. They stack really well, and seem bomb proof.
          £25 seems ok to me if they look good.
          Interested
          Everyone tear down your own little wall
          That keeps you from being a part of it all
          Because you've got to be one with the one and all
          You've just got to be close to it all

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Striker View Post
            A bit like this.

            looks like something a premature baby would be kept in

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            • #7
              Originally posted by reza View Post
              looks like something a premature baby would be kept in
              It's a butter dish.

              Shhhh! Im gonna get some of those 300x 45s i cubes knocked up by a young joiner just starting out.
              record licker

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              • #8
                Originally posted by reza View Post
                looks like something a premature baby would be kept in
                Hahaha 'MY BABIIIIEEEES!'

                I'm definitely getting some of those CD storage cubes though thanks Reza.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by reza View Post
                  looks like something a premature baby would be kept in
                  or the sliced white

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                  • #10
                    Hey Striker, hey peeps,
                    My brother specialises in making this sort of thing. He uses good ole fashioned solid timber so may not be exactly the 'margerine dish' effect you're after
                    but he can tailor it to your needs to a degree. Anyway have a look at his site here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1842...?ref=listing-1
                    ...or private message me and I can pass on his phone number/details etc.
                    J.

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                    • #11
                      Could you paint the bottoms of the really useful boxes to nearly get the effect you want?
                      My Mixcloud

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