Saturday, 5 March 2016

Adjustable Tube Mount 2

I revamped the Adjustable tube mount. The new longer bolts arrived which gave me more thread to play with and the hex heads can be locked into hex shaped holes saving a few at the head end. The main change is the way the left/right adjust works. A piece of 0.8mm ply now sits into a groove on the axis which prevents most of the twisting that could occur. The whole vertical adjust is now a lot more stable. The real knurled nuts are not as nice as the DIY plastic ones but they are easier. There is about 30mm of travel in both axis which should be more than enough adjustment, there are also 2, one for either end of the tube. (svg here)