|Forum topic by Matt Przybylski||posted 01-06-2016 01:17 PM||445 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-06-2016 01:17 PM
I’m trying to make a cheese slicer as seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkIYe8qRaFc
I’ve spoken with Mitch through email but he’s a busy man to track down and while I’ve gotten responses to my questions I’m still not 100% sure I’m understanding him correctly. What I’m trying to accomplish is the tensioning mechanism with the knob on top. I emailed him about this and this was his response:
“one end of the wire attaches to the coupler, the other end attaches to an 8-32 nut and screw which can either be threaded into a hole or left short to be used to clamp the end. the body of the slicer comprises of two pieces of wood glued together. one is bored to allow for coupler nut to slide, the other 1/4” thick piece on top has a 9/32” hole drilled for the thumb screw. make sense?”
Unfortunately it still doesn’t make sense to me as I don’t know how the wire is attached to the coupler, how the coupler is able to slide with regard to the knob, and in general really how to put this all together. I replied but have gotten no response and I don’t want to keep peppering him with questions so thought I’d post here to see if I can get some more ideas on how to do this or something similar to it.
I’ve thought about it a lot and even tried to epoxy the wire to a bolt to see if it would work and i was able to just rip the wire out of the epoxy (a silicone based epoxy so that its food safe which is probably not as strong as it should be).
I’m all out of ideas and need to figure something out as I’m trying to make this for my wife as our anniversary gift. Any thoughts or other ideas how to duplicate this would be greatly appreciated. I’m just not able to picture how this works at all :\
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