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Fiberglass rod ends for Rostock

by drandolph, published

Fiberglass rod ends for Rostock by drandolph Dec 30, 2012

Description

Using 5/16 Fiberglass rods from Tap Plastics I modified the Rostock Rod end's to fit inside and bond with Epoxy.

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I think that must be what he meant... Looking at the measurements of the tapered ends

5.8mm or 0.228346" and the other end is 6.6mm or 0.259843"

The first one in the drop down list "od .298 x id .250 x 32.5 in Epoxy Tubing -$3.95" should work for a tight fit...

Had to run the stl through Netfab...

having printed umpteen Rostock sets, I know just how great an idea this is.

I salute you sir :)

Nice Nice Nice

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Instructions

Get some 5/16 Fiberglass rod.
tapplastics.com/product/plastics/plastic_rods_tubes_shapes/fiberglass_rod/159

Then some plastic epoxy (or similar)
homedepot.com/buy/loctite-085-fl-oz-plastic-epoxy-1360788.html#.UN-0HHfNl8E

The shafts are tapered to make a snug fit and allow a place for the epoxy to bond without squeezing out.

The box at the end of the shaft is a support element to keep the shaft center. Just snip them off.

Cut rod to size, apply epoxy inside rod, insert ends, let set, enjoy!

I printed mine in ABS but because of the tapered shafts PLA should work just as well.

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meva999 on Sep 16, 2013 said:

I think that must be what he meant... Looking at the measurements of the tapered ends

5.8mm or 0.228346" and the other end is 6.6mm or 0.259843"

The first one in the drop down list "od .298 x id .250 x 32.5 in Epoxy Tubing -$3.95" should work for a tight fit...

MrJohn on Feb 1, 2013 said:

Had to run the stl through Netfab...

idolcrasher on Jan 6, 2013 said:

having printed umpteen Rostock sets, I know just how great an idea this is.

I salute you sir :)

Nice Nice Nice

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