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tomb18
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Ideas on how to make this part?

Post by tomb18 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:58 am

http://www.suncoastparts.com/product/SKU997ST.html
Well most of this is easy. Measure the diameter of the strut and make a handle. Easy out of scrap 0.25 inch aluminum. The only question is the pin on the end. One could make it square I guess, but that's not ideal and may not be quite strong enough.
ny suggestions?
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Re: Ideas on how to make this part?

Post by Fablicator » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:02 am

Just drill and tap through the aluminum by hand and use a machine screw.

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Re: Ideas on how to make this part?

Post by xfredericox » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:11 am

youcan do a 2-sided 3d job, but what fablicator said is soo much easier so I second him.

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Re: Ideas on how to make this part?

Post by WillAdams » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:31 am

I would:

- cut the part profile
- cut a fixture to hold the part at the right angle / position, registering off the metal lip at the front of the machine --- do it in two parts which can be clamped together. Include an indicator mark / slot for positioning / registering the endmill
- then clamp it up, zero the machine off the centerline of the fixture and indicator mark, and route out a slightly under-sized hole as a pocket
- then drill the correct size hole using a drill press and index bit for tapping
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Re: Ideas on how to make this part?

Post by twforeman » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:06 pm

Looks to me like the pin is probably just pressed into a hole. I would just mill out the profile and then clamp it in a vise in my drill press.
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Re: Ideas on how to make this part?

Post by tomb18 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:37 pm

Lol, simple is always the best! The drill and tap is great!

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