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Desktop whistles

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It's a bit of a slow day. Anyhow, I am in the process of upgrading my workspace and as always on the lookout for ways to keep my daily whistles within reach without them rolling off the table.

So far it was always the old mug storage:

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But recently some cheap and reasonably snazzy alternatives, repurposed for whistle use, have reached my desk:

Mobile phone stand, bamboo, holds one whistle (Ikea, 2.50 euro)

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Tray for pens, bamboo, holds up to four whistles (Flying Tiger, 2 euro)

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Any other practical ways of keeping your whistles handy?
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Looks like an uilleann connector hose there in the mug as well, and a lovely keyed flute in the background.
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pancelticpiper wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:00 am Looks like an uilleann connector hose there in the mug as well, and a lovely keyed flute in the background.
The danger with mugs is they tend to accumulate pieces of hose, broken screwdrivers, flute flags and other stuff.
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If the bore size works, you could try this rack:

https://www.amazon.ca/Drainboard-Draine ... 464&sr=8-3
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I went with the Amazon wooden peg dish plate rack holding 18 whistles. I did have to sand some of the pegs for whistles to fit onto rack. Very affordable and satisfied my needs.

https://www.amazon.com/Lipper-Internati ... 450&sr=8-3

another version holding 14 whistles
https://www.amazon.com/INNERNEED-Kitche ... 725&sr=8-2

I imagine anyone with simple woodworking tools/skills could build this rack themselves... that's not me though so Amazon it is. :D
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Those are useful too to keep things tidy. Perhaps not for the desk but I do have the odd corner cluttered up with unsorted stuff hoarded over the years that could do with some sorting out (although perhaps a cull/declutter would be better). :

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I have stuck some of the run of the mill old whistles in an old letter/stationary stand, which works, more or less. Some of the stuff does tend to fall over every now and again.
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pancelticpiper wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:00 am Looks like an uilleann connector hose there in the mug as well, and a lovely keyed flute in the background.
But what's that black thing with the holes in a circle pattern?

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That's a 'way back' machine...... :D
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Steve Bliven wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:11 am
pancelticpiper wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:00 am Looks like an uilleann connector hose there in the mug as well, and a lovely keyed flute in the background.
But what's that black thing with the holes in a circle pattern?
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Tunborough wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:20 am
Steve Bliven wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:11 am
pancelticpiper wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:00 am Looks like an uilleann connector hose there in the mug as well, and a lovely keyed flute in the background.
But what's that black thing with the holes in a circle pattern?
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I picked up some test-tube holders at work a few weeks ago that someone was tossing. They're definitely overkill for a desktop whistle holder, as they hold 40, but they keep them upright and from clanking into each other. I'm using them to hold partially- to fully-finished whistles that I'm making. It's not unlike this:

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I bought a plate rack like Ytliek recommended above, from Ebay for €6 (inc post).

Slightly more tidy than it was and less whistles falling off the shelf. I shortened the distance between the two rows by about 1/3.


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