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[Mar. 15th, 2010|03:09 pm]
Mark Rimmell
I thought I'd finished the drive rods. All but to length and drilled out to take two sets of bearings and a spacer. I was just sketching out the next stage and ordering some 4mm steel rod for the shaft...
Then something struck me as odd. Why were the rods so high?

Bugger! I cut them too long. OK so better than cutting them too short, but I still have to do the most of the morning's work again. I'm so throwing out this elastic tapemeasure.

"All but to length..." Spot the entry posted from my cell-phone. Curse you predictive text.

[User Picture]From: pinkwitch2000
2010-03-15 03:18 pm (UTC)
Can't you use the too long bits to cut off, turn down and then use as spindles in the same drive rods?
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2010-03-15 03:32 pm (UTC)
Sorry to say that can't be done.
The centre is drilled out to take the bearings. I'll cut the ends off and chuck them in the scrap box. They could be used for something.
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[User Picture]From: pinkwitch2000
2010-03-15 03:20 pm (UTC)
And I seem to have an elastic tape measure when it comes to buying clothes these days, I am always coming out smaller than the items, and the items seem to shrink in the post.
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2010-03-16 12:43 am (UTC)
It's because I forgot the main reason for changing the design over the weekend. D'oh!
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