Introduction: Puck Passer!
This is the puck passer for my previous instructable of the Slide board. To check it out
So, this is assuming that you already have a slide board and are going to add in the puck passer.
or perhaps you just want a puck passer... Or whatever! its your life, do what you want! :p
Step 1: Materials!
18- 1/4" fender washers.
16 - 1/4" nuts
1 adjustable rubber tie down strap (or 2 smaller rubber straps that will have a hard stretch to about 24 inches)
1/4" drill bit
pliers. (I used a 7/16" hand driver for the nuts)
Step 2: Lay Out!
The image above is a rough lay out.
So here is where measuring becomes difficult, but I am sure that with a little work, you can make it just fine.
I was able to check out the stretch of the rubber tie down strap and decided I could get a little over 24 inches with it.
Knowing that I wanted my passer to be just under half of the original size of the board (the board is 4ftx8ft, and I was just thinking personal preference on size of passer while still maximizing my space), I decided to make two 1/4" holes about 22 inches from one another, and just an inch or so down from the top of the board, and made it to be about 5 inches out from the side. (see above image)
NOTE 1- The bolts that are on this side may need to be brought in towards the other passer bolts, or taken further away from the other bolts to adjust for tightness.
I for the most part, eyeballed this, and hoped for the best. Worked out great for me. I can get the puck to pass 3 times before it stops. so I call it a success.
(stuff you can skip, just throwing out my reasoning here.)
ok. So Why did I make it 5" away from the side?
Well, so that I could have some room to play should I need to make adjustments.
Why did I not just leave the "S" hook on the two innermost bolts? Would that have not made more sense and been so much easier?
Well, Because I like it complicated!!!!
But seriously, I did that at first. And I found that I did not like to loose that 4 or so inches of rubber, and the lack of any substantial hold on the bolt made it a little wobbly when passing. I wanted it to be more secure. And it is this way.
Why a puck passer?
because I like to party. http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/26166...
Step 3: Bolt and Nut the Holes!!!
You have drilled where you think this is going to work for your tie down? Good!
Here is the set up I did for the bolts.
from the back of the slide board, for the inner most passer bolts, I have the bolt through as washer(ALWAYS!) and through the board. Followed by another washer, 4 nuts, a washer, and another nut.
Don't question.. just do it!
(PRO TIP- If you have some extra blue foam hanging around, cut a couple squares to go on the bolt below the bottom washer on the slide side, just in case your foot makes it way to close. )
you got it?
Bolt > Washer > Board >(foam>)Washer >nut>nut>nut>nut>washer>nut.
On the closest to the edges, or I guess we can call them the "tightener bolts" it is just a simble bolt and washer washer and nut. (bolt>washer>board>washer>nut)
Stuff you can skip reading below
So... Why did I have 4 nuts on that bolt? That is a waste of nuts right? Wrong! A threaded bolt would tear through a tightly stretched rubber tie down in a short amount of time. By adding the nuts to the mix, you are giving the rubber tie something smooth(ish) to lay against as it vibrates from your passes. I considered using a small piece of 1/2" EMT conduit, which I may still do later, but I did not because I am making an instructable, and not everyone can get their hands on stuff like that as easily as I can. So there.
Step 4: Put Together!
Now just string it together and boom... good to go.
pro tip... do not be on the slide board while trying to string the passer, you will slide off.
I hope you have enjoyed this. Feel free to ask questions and let me know what you think.