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Hi All,

I mentioned in the build log 'Miniature Clipper' that I had made a rigging stand from Circuit Board Stand Offs or Spacers. I've been asked to elaborate what I meant by these. So here goes. 

These are a plastic spacers used to securely mount electrical circuit boards in an enclosure, ensuring that they are insulated from the case (if its metal) and to allow cooling air to circulate.

They cost me about £2 on the web, and came in a nice compartmentalised box.

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This shows the pieces included. I think the thread is M3. Its a hard plastic, probably nylon.

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I got these originally to make a tool with swapable heads for cleaning the inside of a bottle and applying varnish on the sea. I only wanted to make one tool to suit different sizes of bottle. It ended up as shown below. Lengths of dowel, with the top being able to slide forward to work the hinge. The hinge was made from one of the plastic pieces by cutting and shaping as required to fit a flange formed on the end of the thicker dowel. A length of brass rod was used to make the hinge pins and the connecting rod.The brush was cut from the shaft and attached to one of the smaller threaded pieces with epoxy putty. Keeping it straight allows entry into the bottle without touching the sides, then the head can be swivelled to suit by sliding the top dowel forward. I filled notches in it to give a bit of grip. With the addition of extra spacers, then all corners of a large bottle can be reached. Smaller brush heads can be attached if required. 

The rigging stand was made by drilling a clearance hole in a piece so it could be screwed to the vertical section forming a right angle, and another had a piece chopped out to allow a small screw to be used to fix the SIB in place. There is enough friction to allow adjustment of the SIB in a couple of directions to enable working on.

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Rigging Stand shown below

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Hi James, All

Thanks for your comments

No patent pending. Would not make any difference to a certain Far Eastern Country who would just copy and market it if they felt it would make money, like they have with so many other peoples ideas,

Anyway, I've drawn it up and coupled with the phots you can build one if desired. The idea can always be adapted to suit whats available,

Best for now

Alan

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28 minutes ago, exwafoo said:

Hi James, All

Thanks for your comments

No patent pending. Would not make any difference to a certain Far Eastern Country who would just copy and market it if they felt it would make money, like they have with so many other peoples ideas,

Anyway, I've drawn it up and coupled with the phots you can build one if desired. The idea can always be adapted to suit whats available,

Best for now

Alan

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Wow, that looks great, thanks for taking the time and effort to do that, I really appreciate it! 👍

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