DIY kit assembly

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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby thinkJason » 04 Feb 2012, 02:34

Rob:

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1. Is that a bolt or a screw? Which direction is it pointed?

2. Is this attached at all, or resting atop the frame?

3. Do you have a detailed photo of how the book holder attaches to the lift arm assembly?

Dan:

Good point. I'll see if they're open tomorrow and give it a shot. Most of town has been shut down today, we're in the midst of Snowpocalypse 2012.
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby thinkJason » 04 Feb 2012, 04:58

thinkJason wrote:Rob:
1. Is that a bolt or a screw? Which direction is it pointed?

2. Is this attached at all, or resting atop the frame?


Answered my own question, bolts for both.
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby goldo » 04 Feb 2012, 09:46

where could i bought this kit ? and how much cost it ?

thank you.
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby thinkJason » 04 Feb 2012, 16:20

goldo wrote:where could i bought this kit ? and how much cost it ?

thank you.


See Rob's Makers meeting Buyers thread in Agora. I highly recommend Rob's work. You can also take the plans to a local CNC shop to have it cut.
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby thinkJason » 04 Feb 2012, 17:59

So I walked to the local framing shop, the owner charged me $2 to cut the 11x14" glass down to 11x13.75". I also borrowed a power drill from a friend, so I can get to drilling today once the battery charges up. Still have to wait on painting, there's two feet of snow outside. Progress is happening!
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby thinkJason » 04 Feb 2012, 18:28

Platen test fit, round two!

Looks good so far:

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My cat decided to check it out:

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There's a good chunk of space to fill in order to keep the glass stable (many suggestions have been proposed on the board thus far):

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At 13.75" glass height, it spreads the frame apart very slightly (maybe bolting it together will hold the glass by pressure?):

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11" glass width fills the channel perfectly:

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Next step: drilling!
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby thinkJason » 04 Feb 2012, 21:28

Drilling is progressing quite nicely. Noticed a few things:

1. #8 wood screws don't have a wide enough head to attach bearings to the book holder:

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2. Are these two different orientations of the bike handle holder?

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Back to drilling! Here's the tools I used:

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The light fixture needs attachment:

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The front half of the frame needs screws on both sides, but is too thin to countersink (need rounded head screws):

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The front handle mechanism needs attachment also:

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After countersinking:

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More drilling on the way...
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby rob » 04 Feb 2012, 22:32

thinkJason wrote:
thinkJason wrote:Rob:
1. Is that a bolt or a screw? Which direction is it pointed?

2. Is this attached at all, or resting atop the frame?


Answered my own question, bolts for both.


You can use bolts, but I think it is easier to use screws. My worry was that after unscrewing, turning the box upside down to paperback mode, screwing in again, unscrewing, turning the box right side up again for a hardback, and repeating over and over, eventually the screw won't hold, and I'd have to use a bolt anyway.

So you can choose bolt or screw.
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby rob » 04 Feb 2012, 22:34

Kitty! See, Dan? The Internet is made of cats.

Also, nice Allie Brosh homage :)
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Re: DIY kit assembly

Postby rob » 04 Feb 2012, 22:43

Thank you so much for posting your experiences. They will certainly help with the next revision!

thinkJason wrote:#8 wood screws don't have a wide enough head to attach bearings to the book holder.


Hmm, well, drywall screws worked for me. All of these worked for me (yes, that's a bag o' generic drywall screws, so old that I don't know what brand they'd be). I got the green box at the Despot.

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thinkJason wrote:Are these two different orientations of the bike handle holder?


Yes, you have a choice as to which one you want to use. Choose the one that is more comfortable for you. The smaller one is good for me.

thinkJason wrote:The front half of the frame needs screws on both sides, but is too thin to countersink


They can be, but you have to be careful to go just far enough in. If you don't want to take the chance, a round head is fine too.
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