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Posted 13 days ago
, here is a rough implementation of an idea I had for your pivoting table joint. Let me know what you think!
Liked by David Schlitter and 2 others
13 days ago
Genius design! And if I use the "non-lip" inserts, I would be able to get the pipes closer (probably add a washer to reduce friction).
One question, if I'm understanding correctly, the pivot is the threaded rod? I'm assuming a 1/4" threaded rod would be strong enough to hold up to any of the rotational forces. When the joint pivots, the threaded rod would "screw in/out", I don't think this would make a big difference over such a small angle, but wondering if you noticed the joint tightening/loosening with rotation?
Might be able to actually incorporate this into the design, to have the joint tighten as it was raised into position, to steady the table? (It's a feature, not a bug :D)
Thanks for the awesome, thorough, and quick response! Excited to get my hands on some actual connectors and start making it a reality!
12 days ago
I like this pivot a lot. Regarding the washer. . . if you allow for at least one lip insert, it acts like a washer (though not free to turn). Or, it serves to stabilize the insert from shifting out of center which might really help keep things aligned, especially when the pivoting part is basically a lever on the threaded rod if pushed perpendicular to the axis of rotation.
11 days ago
I apologize for the delayed response! You are correct, the stubs with connectors are technically screwing in and out as they rotate. I don't think it will affect anything either because they are only moving a little bit, but yes they did tighten/loosen as I rotated them.
That would be awesome! Have it loosen and snap into the storage position then tighten when raised. I can't wait to see this project come to life! Let us know if we can be of any help in the process!