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Yet another workbench #5: Hardware 2 and Wrap Up

08-31-2015 09:49 PM by JonasB | 1 comment »

Parallel guide chain mechanism To make the chain mechanism, I used #35 chain and the sprockets are 10T with a 3/8 center. The chain is attached using two chain links. I had to do some metal working to create a few items: the brackets to hold the sprockets and a way of securing the chain at both ends. I had a 1.5” rectangular steel tube in my scrap collection so I used an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel to make both brackets that hold the sprockets with 3/8 bolts. Big box store angle irons would be my second choice. I used 3 brass washers and a nut on the inside to center the sprocket and an outside nut to lock it in place. For the upper bracket I drilled the bolt holes so tha...

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