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Open Segment fixture (Manual)

Discussion in 'Jigs and Tools Forum' started by Glenn McCarron, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    It's very interesting how different people solve the same issues.
  2. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    As well Malcolm, what did you use to mount your faceplate? It appears to be sitting nice and low compared to mine that rest quite high for the first row.
  3. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    I hope to revisit my jig today ( after I shovel slush) and replace my angle aluminum angle that is about .125 thick. It prevents about the last three rows from being installed with accuracy. I have a piece of stainless steel that is .02 thick. I am hoping this helps.
  4. Malcolm Douglas

    Malcolm Douglas PRO Member

    IMG_0233.JPG IMG_0234.JPG IMG_0235.JPG Hi Glen. The cable is really a printer drive timing belt as an example from eBay "6mm 2GT White Open Toothed Timing Belt PU Pulley Drive Fr 3D Printer Durable". The disc sits about 15 mm above the base. The base has a dowel glued into it and the dowel is sized to fit snugly into the faceplate that the glue block is fixed to. The faceplate has two spanner flats on it which extend about 12mm from the one end. Beneath the disc is a plate with a square cut out that these two flats fit into so that the faceplate can always be registered in the same place. I mark one of the flats and always use that in the same place. All these pieces are free to rotate about the fixed dowel. There is no bearing or lazysusan used. Hopefully the following pictures will show clearly what the set up is. I will be making a slight modification. I found that when assembling higher pieces there is a little wobble. I intend to support the disc around it's edges to stabilise this, otherwise works ok. (The hole in the baseplate is from an earlier version, and now not relevant). Hope this helps. Malcolm.
  5. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Thank you Malcolm for the explanation.

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