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    A Captured Ball Lip Tool

    Have you ever wanted to put a ball bearing into a hole with enough clearance to freely move yet not fall out the bottom? A common method of doing this is to drill the hole through and then form tiny bumps at the opening. These bumps effectively reduce the diameter and capture the ball. The method presented here uses a modified carriage bolt, a nut, and a washer.

    If you are interested, please see

    http://rick.sparber.org/CBLT.pdf


    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.


    Thanks,

    Rick

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    Rick,
    Great idea and easy to do without fancy tools.
    Thank you,
    Paul

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    Thanks Rick! We've added your Captured Ball Lip Tool to our Miscellaneous category, as well as to your builder page: Rick Sparber's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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