3Oz Nickel Weight
by UechiMike, published
I threw this together with the intention of filling it with sand - but like half the the stuff on the internet the weight per cc was off but 2x on the site I found it on. Fortunately for me the design I came up with is also the perfect size for a stack of nickels.
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I tried a few plots with this today. It worked OK with the really simple pen holder but it does wobble a bit. I think I need better fixed weight. New pen holder coming soon - hate those screws.
I'm working on a better gondola - stay tuned. The weight should work well with that one too. If I had a laser cutter the gondola would be a no brainer...but I don't.
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2) Fill with nickels (but not up to the very top)
3) Screw M5-10 screw through the hole in the lid and thread a nut onto the back.
4) Generously apply acetone and glue the lid on.
I looked on Amazon for 3 Oz fishing weights but they wanted $7.95 for 5 of them - this is far cheaper.
Once the glue has set I used a little piece of monofilament to hang it off the pen holder. The monofilament should loop around the screw and hang over the front. I'm able to print on a completely vertical surface with this now.
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