Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Making 20 Diagonal tie brackets & 4 anti vibration feet

Materials :-
I pack of 24 Nylon corner fixing blocks.


Tools used:-
Pedestal drill, 8 mm standard drill, bolt down pedestal drill vice.
Or
Hand held drill, 8 mm standard drill and small vice.

Method used:-

Note:- You must use a vice or make a little jig to hold the nylon corner brackets. The hard nylon corner blocks really do hurt if they get to spin on the end of the drill.

Clamped the Nylon corner fixing block in the vice then re-drill the 5mm hole with the 8mm drill flip through 90 degrees and drill the other hole.

As there is already a hole in the Nylon corner fixing blocks the drill will self centre. As you are drilling plastic the drill will snatch and spin the block if you are not using a vice if you make a jig to drill several at once make sure it holds the top block down as well as preventing spinning.


Time taken:-
Around 30 minuets or less.

Drawing:-
None re-drilling holes.

Making 4 anti-vibration feet.

Materials :-

2 packs of two rubber door stops.
1 pack of four 25mm washers.

Tools used:-
Pedestal drill, 8 mm standard drill, bolt down pedestal drill vice.
Or
Hand held drill, 8 mm standard drill and small vice.

Method used:-

Note:- You must use a vice as any spinning object is dangerous

Clamped the rubber door stop then re-drill the 5mm hole with the 8mm drill.

As there is already a hole in the rubber door stop the drill will self centre. As you are drilling rubber it can snatch and spin.


Time taken:-
Around 10 minuets or less.

Drawing:-
None re-use of door stops.

1 comment:

Renoir said...

Nice tip for the corner brackets! Probably a lot faster than printing!

I've used similar rubber doorstops for my reprap feet - I found some with a 10mm hole and used some insulation tape to make a tight fit,