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Old 12-21-2014, 07:12 PM   #31
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No. Getting tubes that nest without using bushings etc. isn't worth the effort. No, to any mechanism. KISS I just put it on the post for the first time. No big effort.

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Old 12-21-2014, 07:16 PM   #32
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Methinks you went well beyond the simple stage here, Ron.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:40 PM   #33
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No. Getting tubes that nest without using bushings etc. isn't worth the effort. No, to any mechanism. KISS I just put it on the post for the first time. No big effort.
Thanks for the answer... and the reasoning makes sense to me (not that it needs to!)

Next - how will you lock the mount against rotation on the post, once it is aimed? Some sort of clamp, I would guess.
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Next - how will you lock the mount against rotation on the post, once it is aimed? Some sort of clamp, I would guess.
A pin and with multiple holes is mechanically strong and simple but since I'm going for infinite adjustability, then, yes, some sort of clamp seems to be the way to go. Haven't figured that one out yet

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A pin and with multiple holes is mechanically strong and simple but since I'm going for infinite adjustability, then, yes, some sort of clamp seems to be the way to go. Haven't figured that one out yet

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Maybe a clamp like the ones used on bicycle seat posts? Bigger diameter of course.
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A pin and with multiple holes is mechanically strong and simple but since I'm going for infinite adjustability, then, yes, some sort of clamp seems to be the way to go. Haven't figured that one out yet

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A marine table pedestal clamp?
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Besides, it's ever so much fun scattering light weight aluminum particles all over the work bench area and the floor.
Then just a simple swipe with an aluminum magnet and the work bench is all tidied up.
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Maybe a clamp like the ones used on bicycle seat posts? Bigger diameter of course.
Exactly what I was thinking! Since a lot of force is not required, actual bike hardware might work well (the nut, bolt, and cam/lever) and only the strap around the tube would need to be fabricated. It's under $5 in hardware to try it.
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Then just a simple swipe with an aluminum magnet and the work bench is all tidied up. Lyle


I believe James Clerk Maxwell would disagree.


Since a lot of force is not required, actual bike hardware might work well (the nut, bolt, and cam/lever) and only the strap around the tube would need to be fabricated. It's under $5 in hardware to try it. Brian


Brian, That's a downright elegant solution. Wow! This forum is such a marvelous way to solve the world's problems.
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[QUOTE=dfandrews;77331 and the work bench is all tidied up. Lyle
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If my workbench was ever tidied up I'd be really worried. How would I ever find anything

Some good suggestions and I'm trying a couple of things. The only solution that I have ruled out is slotting the socket tube so the clamping action will work. A light sliding fit is important and that solution would probably deform the tube making future in and out actions difficult.

I'll keep working on it but I suppose I should stop playing with it and get out and do my Christmas shopping. I know, I know, there's still 2 full shopping days left but I thought I'd try doing my shopping early for a change.

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