Handy Disc Keeper

Posted: 14th October 2011 by YardGnome
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Finished Handy Disc KeeperHandy Disc Keeper stuck to the side of a computer to keep a DVD/CD handyA handy disc keeper with a game DVD on it, keeping it handy for frequent use1 Star difficulty rating

 

 

 

 

This is a simple but useful way to keep a CD or DVD handy, by clipping it to the side of your computer or the side or back of your monitor.

 Two DVD cases used for making the Handy Disc KeeperIt is made from a common DVD case like these, which you probably have around the house. I used white, for visibility, but you may want to make yours black so it doesn’t stand out so much (depending on the color of your computer, of course).

 carpet tape for sticking the Handy Disc Keeper to a nearby object like your computer or monitorYou will also need:

  • double sided carpet tape – about 2″ wide,
  • a ruler,
  • a marking pen,
  • a straight pin, and
  • heavy duty scissors or shop shears or tin snips.

 

Marking the center of the square of carpet tapeFirst, cut off a square of carpet tape. I suggest measuring and marking so the square of tape really is “square”. This will be helpful because the tape can be used as a guide for cutting a neat looking square out of the DVD case.

Next, mark the center of the tape square, on the sticky side, by drawing diagonal lines from corner to corner.

 

Pushing a pin through the center of the tape squareAfter that, push the pin through the center point from the “peel off” side.

 

 

Aligning the center of the tape square with the center of the disc holder

Put the point of the pin right in the center of the back of the little button that the disc clips onto, and slide the tape along the pin so it is perfectly centered on the disc clip. It doesn’t matter which way it is rotated. Rub the tape so it is stuck on well.

 

 

All that is left to do is to neatly cut the DVD case along the edges of the tape. Then, just peal off the backing tape and stick your Handy Disc Keeper where it will be most useful. I suggest you snap a disc onto it to help you see how far from the top and side of your computer to place the Disc Keeper so that the edges don’t extend too far past the edge.

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