In my opinion, the handheld cutter is pretty good at precise cuts as long as you take your time to align the cutter wheel with the measurement mark. You also want to make sure the cutter wheel is not old/dull... (More)
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Unfortunately, we don't know the scale of the mini kits. The 9" straws make it challenging to scale down. Kyle shared some 3d print files for 10" skewer mini connectors which could be used to scale 1:1. https://connect.makerpipe.com/post/i-have-a-new-project-coming-up-with-makerpipe-its-nothing-revolutionary-jus--642dd3e98a204aefd7182862103
Hi there, thanks for the question. Are you referring to the end clamp? https://makerpipe.com/collections/modular-pipe-fittings/products/adjustable-angle-connector-hinge-connector?variant=3967415828487321
Unfortunately, 1/2" EMT will kink inside of a 3/4" bender. The arch of the bender head is perfectly sized to accept 3/4", and anything significantly less will have too much wiggle room, leading to kinking.
In the past, I've used the 24" rebar in and put half in the ground and the other half inside the conduit. Seems to be sturdy that way depending on the softness of the ground around it.
I am pretty sure you can use the 1" EMT T Connectors to do this, but it will depend on which size is connected and where. Would you be grabbing on to the 3/4" project with the top half of... (More)
Looks like a cool table for photography! I think you'll probably experience similar swaying no matter what you use because there isn't much side-to-side bracing. If you replace the middle 180-degree fittings with 4-way connectors and a cross brace I... (More)
We usually recommend Fusion360 and have posted some videos on how to model with it in the past. We've also seen community members use SketchUp.
We've always liked to use Fusion 360. We have a couple of videos on how you can design maker pipe builds in there.
You could potentially use the 3/4" rebar pin and put a shim over top of it. a long piece of 3/4" PEX would probably do the job well.
If your build has horizontal pipes along the ground you could use... (More)
I'm with Billy. I think it will rotate under the weight. We have seen a few birdhouse poles before.
Which flanges are you using? There are a couple of different hacks that you can incorporate to reinforce those pipes.
Wow, that's an interesting one! I would think the threaded pipe inserts would work out well for what you're after. Have you seen those? https://makerpipe.com/collections/modular-pipe-fittings/products/threaded-pipe-inserts65
Yes, there have been a few shared! I will link them below.
Hi Bob, glad to hear you like the YouTube videos! That sounds like a cool build and a fun challenge to solve. One idea would be putting the whole frame on wheels and then using spring clips or some other... (More)
You could recreate that with 3/4" EMT almost exactly. I think that's a cool idea!
We've done a few tutorials here and there over the last couple of years. Here are a few that come to mind. You might also check out some of the community kits which have instructions with each of them. Let... (More)