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Detector storage

NathanShort

New member
How many of you have a room or wall in your house dedicated to your detectors? Im redoing (patching ,painting .exc..) a wall in my garage. Would like to see some ideas on shelves or hooks to store all mine. Ham radio guys have have what they call their "Ham Shack" were all the equipment is kept. Most ham guys are happy to show it off. Wondering if detectorist do this?
 

Ronstar

Well-known member
I have a couple plastic coated hooks (ones designed to hang bikes from garage rafters) screwed into the wall near the gun safe. With the control heads facing the wall the coils and shafts hang secure and parallel to the wall. My bug out bag and small accessories box stay on the floor underneath. Keeps everything organized and neat.
 

Tahts-a-dats-ago

Active member
I made what is essentially a gun rack. It holds 5 machines and has a base for batteries, pinpointers, etc.. The rack is wall-mounted. The metal detectors are stored horizontally. On the inside of the outer boards (on the rack) I use velcro patches to hold the headphones (the container - which holds the headphones) for my ORX and the Deus. Headphones for my other machines are simply hanging on the rod of the machine that the headphones are used with. I mounted the "arms" (that hold the metal detector horizontally) far enough away from the wall, so there is clearance for the coils (attached to the metal detector). Spare coils are kept on another shelf that I built. Beneath the rack, sitting on the floor, are my ORX, Deus, and Vista X. They are next to the wall and completely out of the way, with the machines in their most compact position.

I used cheap fence boards from Lowes. I sanded them smooth, ripped them down to the size desired, and glued/screwed everything together. Then I stained them and put on a couple coats of finish. I've had the metal detector rack for a number of years now - it has held up extremely well.

I don't have pictures, but hopefully I explained it well enough that you get the general idea.
 

NathanShort

New member
I made what is essentially a gun rack. It holds 5 machines and has a base for batteries, pinpointers, etc.. The rack is wall-mounted. The metal detectors are stored horizontally. On the inside of the outer boards (on the rack) I use velcro patches to hold the headphones (the container - which holds the headphones) for my ORX and the Deus. Headphones for my other machines are simply hanging on the rod of the machine that the headphones are used with. I mounted the "arms" (that hold the metal detector horizontally) far enough away from the wall, so there is clearance for the coils (attached to the metal detector). Spare coils are kept on another shelf that I built. Beneath the rack, sitting on the floor, are my ORX, Deus, and Vista X. They are next to the wall and completely out of the way, with the machines in their most compact position.

I used cheap fence boards from Lowes. I sanded them smooth, ripped them down to the size desired, and glued/screwed everything together. Then I stained them and put on a couple coats of finish. I've had the metal detector rack for a number of years now - it has held up extremely well.

I don't have pictures, but hopefully I explained it well enough that you get the general idea.
wow. ill use some of that. i know if i set it up half way nice it will stay that way longer.
 

Tahts-a-dats-ago

Active member
I found a picture taken prior to putting the rack to use.
 

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Confetrit

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How many of you have a room or wall in your house dedicated to your detectors? Im redoing (patching ,painting .exc..) a wall in my garage. Would like to see some ideas on shelves or hooks to store all mine. Ham radio guys have have what they call their "Ham Shack" were all the equipment is kept. Most ham guys are happy to show it off. Wondering if detectorist do this?
My bonus room upstairs is my History room, or according to my wife, my Hysterical room. I have my relics and detectors together in one room. About 10 years ago I went dumpster diving and pulled about 4 Oakwood pallets from a dumpster that were used for hauling sod. I broke them all apart, selected the best pieces, and went to work sanding. I built a 3 shelf unit to support my detectors. The shelf is as long as my detectors and sits on the floor against a wall. I built this to where you can remove the shelves if needed. I keep my detectors stored in their carry bags and on the shelves. This worked great for me, and was rather inexpensive if you don't mind a little elbow grease.
 

Confetrit

Well-known member
I'll be using some of these ideas and will post pictures if its not to embarrassing lol
Hey, 76 Ford, if I can do it, you can do it. Lol I can't remember if I Welcomed you aboard to the forum or not. If not, A Big Welcome to You to the forum from Georgia. You'll like it here, a lot of great folks. Best of luck to you in your shelf/storage build for your detectors.
 

Confetrit

Well-known member
Here are a few pics of my detector shelf/storage unit if they went thru. With the high prices of lumber these days, wood pallets might be a good alternative. The lumber is strong, and a heckofa lot cheaper. Just to give you an idea. Nuthin' Fancy, but it works for me.
 

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autopilot42

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Very nice looks good. I am not a wood person so I hang mine from the floor joists on hooks.Yours is much more practical nice build.
 

NathanShort

New member
Well it's a start . still have to make hooks and shelves for the rest. Not as nice as others posted. Thanks for the ideas
 

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basstrackerman

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How do,you,like that finds bag?
I haven't used it yet. Its made in China though which sucks. But it's built good. I removed belt and sewed belt loops so I can use my own belt. . I bought it for the water so we will see. I have a couple other very nice built water pouches ,but this one has the pinpointer shealth built on it.
 
How many of you have a room or wall in your house dedicated to your detectors? Im redoing (patching ,painting .exc..) a wall in my garage. Would like to see some ideas on shelves or hooks to store all mine. Ham radio guys have have what they call their "Ham Shack" were all the equipment is kept. Most ham guys are happy to show it off. Wondering if detectorist do this?
Ham radio guy here, AE0IT, and you’re correct about how we like to display our equipment in our ham shack. However, my metal detectors are tucked away in one of my closets along with all of their associated coils and gear. I guess I could set up a display area for them in my shack. 🤔
 
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