Wooden Cable Chain

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Wooden Cable Chain

Post by teddy92 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:25 am

i found a very nice solution to the cable management! I thought many of you would be interested in this...
I didn't make this yet because my eShapeoko didn't arrive yet but as soon as i do, I will post some photos.
All credits go to Roger Quintero, designer of this chain.


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Re: Wooden Cable Chain

Post by zerblatt007 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:50 am

That was pretty cool actually.. :)
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Re: Wooden Cable Chain

Post by Will Winder » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:45 pm

I found the files for this over here (I haven't actually made an account to download them though): http://www.phlatforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=206&p=42477
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Re: Wooden Cable Chain

Post by phlamingo » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:39 pm

Would those side plates fall off after a while, when the motion loosens up the friction fit?
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Re: Wooden Cable Chain

Post by glendresser » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:41 pm

For anyone looking for the dxf files, they're posted here:

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/videos/17 ... ost1244105

Looks like an interesting design, I'm going to give it a try.

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Re: Wooden Cable Chain

Post by ejs » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:58 am

phlamingo wrote:Would those side plates fall off after a while, when the motion loosens up the friction fit?
I thought the same thing at first. But if you notice, it's put together a bit like a brain teaser puzzle. In the design, the cross members are actually holding in the tips of the side plates once the next link is assembled. It's actually a mechanical lock rather than a friction fit.
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