Knex Rotating Device for Fixing Parts

Introduction: Knex Rotating Device for Fixing Parts

Hello All readers,

I am made this Instructable originally because we have had a lot of uses for a slow rotating device for gluing things for repairs.

Now I am republishing this 'ible because I found the old video of it working so please get this awesome fixing tool out to all your friends, it really works well!

Attached is a video of it in motion so you can see how it works and get a basic idea on what it will do.

This particular time we blew an air hose on our big motor home and decided to fix it ourselves, we had to go cycling that day and if we glued it we would have to keep it rotating to stop the glue from slumping to the bottom.

This device can easily can be made stronger or bigger but we literally only had 3 minutes to build it and get it running.

We have used this style rotating device in the middle of Australia over three years ago to fix my Dad's glasses that he broke and it worked well he still uses the glasses today!

This is just a base model that you can customize to suit your needs for example; if you need it to rotate slower just gear it down, if you need it bigger - make it bigger!

K'Nex is very versatile and strong so you can use it for just about anything, forget about those $35+ machines made for just one size and ONLY for rotating... after you have fixed your item you can play with the K'Nex again!So this is how we get around rotating something for hours on end.

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