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Rack & Pinion Winder
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Does anybody know where I can obtain instructions on how to build from scratch, rack and pinion winders.  I know where to get the bars and the gear to fit.  But I also would like to construct my own…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jul 7.

Wooden Armature for Clay Characters

I'm looking for information on how to build the type of wooden armature used in the Jay Clay character.  I've tried aluminum wire and was not happy with the results.  I'm not trying to make Jay Clay,…Continue

Started Jun 14

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mike Alewine's discussion Rack & Pinion Winder
"Hi Steve  It is very minor tweaks, nothing critical. Things like reducing the hole diameter for the drive gear by less than 0.5mm to get it perfectly centred. Some of the pockets for the M3 nuts were a fraction small when I printed the box out…"
Jul 7
Steve Copeland replied to Mike Alewine's discussion Rack & Pinion Winder
"I hope Luke gets it worked out. I already bought my nuts and bolts and was ready to start printing on my Makerbot 2. I'll keep checking Mymini Factory for the purchase button to open up."
Jul 7
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mike Alewine's discussion Rack & Pinion Winder
"Hi Mike Do hang fire on printing out the winders just for now, as there are a couple of small glitches that I have identified, which will require Luke to adjust a few tolerances. This is happening right now (6th July 2021) and should be sorted in a…"
Jul 6
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mike Alewine's discussion Rack & Pinion Winder
"Hi Mike Great to hear you have bought a printer. Do make sure to join the Creality Ender 3 Facebook user group, which has thousands of members and where pretty much any problem with a printer you could imagine is discussed regularly. There is quite…"
Jul 6
Mike Alewine replied to Mike Alewine's discussion Rack & Pinion Winder
"Simon, I made the jump and got the Ender 3 v2.  I also got your v2 winder stl.  Haven't printed it yet.  How long will it take, I assume I have to print each piece separately.  Any advice will be appreciated.  I will be…"
Jul 5
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mike Alewine's discussion Rack & Pinion Winder
"My printer is the Ender 3 pro, one of the most basic types. It has been perfectly adequate for creating props, set elements winders and even a large motion control rig. If you haven't got a printer, maybe you know someone who does and could…"
Jul 5
Mike Alewine replied to Mike Alewine's discussion Rack & Pinion Winder
"Thank You Sir, I've been thinking of getting a 3d printer, but have no idea on what is a good one that can do the type of printing as far as rigs and maybe even puppet parts.  I will be looking closely at your videos.  Again Thank…"
Jun 23
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Mike Alewine's discussion Rack & Pinion Winder
"You could start by having a look at the video I made of assembling a 3D printed winder. It will show you the inner workings. https://youtu.be/Yc3FOks2iqE"
Jun 23
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Rack & Pinion Winder

Does anybody know where I can obtain instructions on how to build from scratch, rack and pinion winders.  I know where to get the bars and the gear to fit.  But I also would like to construct my own manual winder.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.See More
Jun 21
Mike Alewine posted a discussion

Wooden Armature for Clay Characters

I'm looking for information on how to build the type of wooden armature used in the Jay Clay character.  I've tried aluminum wire and was not happy with the results.  I'm not trying to make Jay Clay, I would just like to try the type of armature used in the character.Thank You,MikeSee More
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