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Dave_D

The 14" build is finally underway

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i think i made a bit of a gaff with the position of the 3 handled bolts... the rearmost one could really do with being 2 or 3 inches higher to give a bit more stablility... tis not a problem though.

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Looking good Dave, you can get Blum kitchen unit hinges designed to throw out further and a bit stronger as fitted in 35mm holes.

Dave

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been pondering the bearings... i've allowed 10mm between the rocker arms and the base to fit something like a formica edging and teflon blocks to the runners

i've got these 2 great big lumps of teflon from where i used to work... need to find someone with a band saw to cut 2 disks off about 10-12 mm thick which hopefully, i can machine down to the required thickness with a fly cutting bit on my CNC. never tried machining plastics though.

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2 minutes ago, Davey-T said:

Looking good Dave, you can get Blum kitchen unit hinges designed to throw out further and a bit stronger as fitted in 35mm holes.

Dave

yeah i was considering those, but there's practically no weight on the hinges as they only need to hold the rear panel

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i really hate the camera in my tablet ? 

added carrying handles, flip out rear panel (not shown as it was being painted) for mirror access and 50mm x 3.5mm steel brackets fitted through the mirror box to mount the truss pole connections, bolted with 2 M6 bolts each bracket and big enough to spread the load across the box.

need to dremel 10mm off the 6 handled bolts holding the runners on as the middle bolts currently interfere with the mirror cell 

just need to make the mirror retention clips and waiting for the smooth edging strips to arrive for the runners

having trouble finding suitable springs for the cell though... anyone got any suggestions? 

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todays progress... the base is all cut and ready to paint. just deciding on a 16 inch lazy susan...

anyone had experience of these? 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unilocks-Aluminum-Turntable-Revolving-turntable/dp/B00BHSPAJU/ref=sr_1_50?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1544281198&sr=8-50&keywords=lazy+susan&refinements=p_76%3A419158031

or recommend a better one?

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and just as a shameless bit of plugging, if anyone is planning to get a CNC router, i can honestly say this Ooznest Workbee is fantastic.

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Dave, I know it's off topic, but what options do you recommend regards the Ooznest Workbee.

Steve

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1 hour ago, sloz1664 said:

Dave, I know it's off topic, but what options do you recommend regards the Ooznest Workbee.

Steve

i got the 1000mm x 750mm screw driven because it fits perfectly into my balcony alcove. i *would* have gone for the 1500mm x 1500mm if i had space. the screw driven is definitely better than the belt version. also, i went for a proper spindle as the dewalt and makita trim routers ooznest supplies, although quite functional, are hella loud in use.

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this bearing is going to work really well... supposed to have a load capacity of 200kg. bit of overkill but y'know... kids had fun spinning me round on it :D

that's my girl singing to youtube btw... 

 

 

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i always thought that the truss fixings would be the stumbling block of this build... oh so not true :D 

£4.50 a piece as opposed to who-knows-what-with-standard-astro-500%-markup truss connectors.

a wee bit of fettling on these aluminium go-pro butterfly diving connectors and all is good in the world. can't use the original handles to tighten them up but hey, that's what 3D printers are for :D   just need to design and print conical handles now...

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