In a previous post...
I described the support stand I made for my Foredom out of a gas pipe bar clamp. A recent close call convinced me that it needs a safe, secure place to hang the handpiece when not in use.
I gedanken-engineered a whole bunch of complex attachments I could build to attach to the gas pipe and serve as a means of mounting a handpiece hanger. Then I remembered that, when I found the grounding clamps that I used to make a lathe dog...
I was smart enough, seeing their potential utility, to buy two. Remarkably, I knew exactly where the second one was stored and it proved to fit perfectly on the (nominal) one inch gas pipe.
I turned down a piece of 3/8" allthread to fit the hole in the clamp where the ground wire would go. A piece of the brown stuff (ugh) in the form of 3/4" plywood was drilled to fit the allthread and then Forstner bits were used to create a stepped hole to accept the Foredom handpiece. A slot was made to allow the flexible shaft to pass when hanging the handpiece.
When everything is in place, the resulting hanger looks like this...
Last edited by mklotz; 10-16-2017 at 01:26 PM.
Thank you for sharing your intuitive ideas. I would like a picture that shows what you've done in total. The picture looks like the pipe hanger hangs from a,,,,pipe and it appears the base unit and RPM adjuster are also hanging from the same. It all makes sense but I would like to see your solution, Cheers, Bill Hanson
To me it's grainy, soft stuff that cracks and splinters and fills the air with dust. Metals are far more pleasant to work and look, to my eye, sensual and elegant.
That said, I don't hesitate to use wood where its size, resilience and cost suggest it. For me, this is almost always construction rather than artistic applications.
Nevertheless, when younger I did dabble with attempts at carving the evil stuff...
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