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Need ideas of object to scavenge Answered

Hello everyone,

i'm working to build some home made toy, but I am missing one important piece.
To find it at minimum price, I need to find an every day object that would contain a shaft with a driving ring. The ring would also need to be able to move along the shaft.

Can anyone help me to find some idea ? where can I find it?
I'm sure it must exists in plenty of objects, I just can't think of any....

thanks ! :)

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1tibo2.
1tibo2.

4 years ago

Ideally, I would need it to be about 2cm in diameter and 15cm in length, but I'm not launching a rocket into space so anything close enough will do !^^

socket wrench + allen wrench is a nice idea... I'll have to check in my old tools if I can use one and if I can make it work.

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

4 years ago

hex shaft in a thru-hole type socket wrench? Is that a thing

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

4 years ago

I've seen square shaft in square hole for lighter weight versions. Bbq spit, printer shafts, etc. How beefy do you want it

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

4 years ago

do you mean a splined shaft which imparts torque upon a ring which slides over the splines? Like a clutch to transmission shaft?

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1tibo2.
1tibo2.

Reply 4 years ago

yes, that's the idea.
I managed to find a picture that describes the mechanism needed.

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

4 years ago

a picture is worth 1000 words.