I'm looking for spacers, about 1/2 inch diameter, circular. 1/8th inch
thick with a central hole to clear a 6BA bolt, so roughly 1/10th inch.
Material to be smooth and reasonably friction free, so not rubber, but
plastic, nylon, brass, ali or something similar.
Any bright ideas? something commercially available? I've searched eBay
using countless terms, but the hole is usually too big, and I don't want
to sleeve. There must be something out there designed for something I
haven't thought of.
Well yes and no.
There are a lot of model wheels and pulleys that sort of fit the bill
but nothing without modification
OTOH this is not a hard thing to make.
From 1/8" plastic sheet.
Basically drill holesin some rough squares, bolr them together in a
stack, mount in drill chuck, mount drilling vice, spin and sand till
A lathe makes it even easier: 1" round bar in chuck, drill and then part
off 1/8" sections..
Truth welcomes investigation because truth knows investigation will lead
to converts. It is deception that uses all the other techniques.
Obviously since we do not know the actual use I am tempted to that the
mechanical stability of anything turning on a 6BA bolt is not going to be
very good at all, hence the lack of washers of the needed type.
I was thinking about some engineering company who punches holes out of
ally, the bits punched out with some work and a hole drilled might fit the
bill if several were used together.
You say no sleeves, but in my experience, some kind of large chunky boss
shaped lump of brass for the centre and less robust washers around that
might be easier to source.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I was trying to avoid making something,
mainly because I'd bollox it. Having said that, they don't actually
need to be circular, and I have some scrap 1/8th perspex which may
suffice, cut into 1/2 inch squares.
Colin's suggestion is perfect. I knew someone would suggest something I
hadn't thought about. M3 12mm mudguard washers, 1mm thick is great,
because I can experiment with thickness using 2, 3 or possibly 4 at a
time. I have ordered a pack of 10 at ?1.38 including postage.
Wifey does! However, just to prove that it is not always us blokes who
put off jobs, we have a pair of curtains in a spare bedroom that have
been pinned along the hem for at least ten years. She'll run 'em
through the machine, one day.
On Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:14:22 +0100, Tim Lamb wrote:
I 'rescued' some 15mm white water pipe from next door's garden - woudn't use
it for mains as it had been outside for years - and use that for spacers.
Needed to space off some 40mm waste pipe on a tapering gap and the 15mm was
That's an extraordinary business model. The business owner is taking say
10p worth of product, packing it and posting it for say 60p, and paying
ebay or amazon about 10-20p. Leaving say 50p profit to pay for labour
and overheads. Somebody must be working awfully hard to make a living.
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