Wednesday, 27 June 2018

3. Turntable Stand - Tripod


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I've been sharpening the bolts for holding everything in place.

It isn't strictly necessary, but I'm using plain bolts without any handle or mean to easily turn them if you know what I mean.

There were some M6 bolts that had a wing nut fixed to the head that would have been perfect for these but alas my local hardware store only stocked the 50mm long ones and I didn't want them protruding out too much so I stuck with 25mm long bolts.

So if you can get you hands on them or find something similar then even better, you could cut them down to length I guess.
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Hardware Bom
5 of M6 x 25mm bolts
5 of M6 x Nuts

1 x 2M x 22mm dowel cut to 3 x 400mm, 1 x 800mm
or an old broom handle cut to suit just make everything shorter if necessary

You shouldn't need much more than 20/30% infill (My tests used 10%) and they are fine, but knock yourself out.


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Put the nut on the bolt prior to grinding a sharp point onto the bolt. This will keep it steady in the drill chuck, but most of all it will re cut the thread when you remove the nut allowing you get the nut back on afterwards.




My drill and Aldi Dremel tool that I used for this.



Tada!!



I use a diamond cut off wheel for this but the normal discs that come with these tools are fine for this.




It doesn't need to be really sharp, the idea is to get it to penetrate the timber easier. Making using your hand to tighten it enough, rather than having to crank on it with a wrench of any description.




The nut took some effort to remove by hand but this was it; just re-cutting the thread all that grinding closed off and the nut now goes on and off by hand without any trouble.



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