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woodguy1980

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02-02-2016 01:24 PM

Hi everyone,

I’m working on a project that is using a bolt that is screwed/unscrewed to adjust a part horizontally. The spacing is fairly tight and adjustments would be much easier if I had a turn knob that was above the screw. If you look at the symbols below, the 3 + signs would be the knob. If you’re looking down on the knob from above, it should turn clockwise to tighten the bolt and counter-clockwise to loosen the bolt.

I’ve tried searching online but can’t seem to find anything that would work. Does anyone out there know the name of this type of bolt/setup and where I could buy some?

+++ (knob)
|=========== (bolt)

Thanks


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 02-02-2016 01:29 PM

Huh, from your description I have no idea what you are talking about.

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#2 posted 02-02-2016 01:29 PM

Thumbscrew?

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Brad

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#3 posted 02-02-2016 01:43 PM

I’m pretty sure you mean a “hand wheel” or “crank”, right?

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#4 posted 02-02-2016 06:08 PM

From the description, I think the OP wants a knob that is at a right angle to the bolt. If that’s the case, I don’t know of a simple solution. Bevel gears of some sort but how to mount/mate them could be tricky if you’ve got limited space.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 02-02-2016 06:22 PM

Worm gear

Link

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Bill White

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#6 posted 02-02-2016 07:03 PM

Now let’s see…......
I don’t see.
No help here without a pic of some sort.
Bill

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Kent

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#7 posted 02-02-2016 07:08 PM

Check out Matthias Wendal’s page on making right angle gears. Between the video and the text, you should have a starting point for your mod.

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#8 posted 02-02-2016 09:17 PM

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#9 posted 02-03-2016 12:25 AM

Does this project of mine help?

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#10 posted 02-03-2016 12:29 AM

Picked these bolts up today..

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Pointer

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#11 posted 02-03-2016 01:42 AM

If I’m hearin’ what you’re sayin’, I think MadMark’s post is the closest thing to what you are talking about.

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#12 posted 02-03-2016 02:22 AM

could it be something like a drill depth collar or shaft collar?

Or mirror arm extender screw:

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716

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#13 posted 02-03-2016 02:45 AM

?

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716

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#14 posted 02-03-2016 02:51 AM

Oh I got it ! It is a guitar tuner. Right ?

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woodguy1980

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#15 posted 02-03-2016 05:43 AM

Sorry about the unclear description. I guess I should have drawn a quick sketch in paint. However, with my drawing skills, it may have caused even more confusion.

MadMark and 716 are spot on with what I was referring to. In fact, a guitar tuner with some slight modifications may be the ticket. The bolt I’m using is relatively small (6-32) so I think the size of a guitar tuner would be a good starting point.

Aside from searching for guitar tuners, would the technical name for this be a worm gear? Just trying to determine the best way to search for different sizes.

Thanks again everyone!

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