Oh nooo, another customizable thumb wheel / knob / screw / whatever :D
by MoonCactus, published
It would not be worth if it was not versatile so you will be able to design yours according to your needs. I publish it anyway: having more choices never hurts and people may even find that it suits their needs better in some case, who knows ;)
By the way with one wing only, you can make wrenches!
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Usually I would keep to 6 wings, but for my application I needed four. Thanks for the excellently designed part!
Right & interesting! I surely would not spend time to design irregular hexagons to fool users of my designs, LOL :D
Actually I only take multiples one way or the other, as it looks quite bad otherwise :)
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To lock the nut in place, one easy solution is to use a threaded rod of the appropriate size, a washer and a butterfly nut as shown on the pictures: align the nut with the slot then slowly screw with force until the nut fully slides in place.
I used different ones for my bed leveling and to lock my extruder wheel. It obviously would be useful as a Z-screw adjuster, etc. You can discard the nut completely also.
Make sure to check also Harrison's Customizable Thumb Knob (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:45117). His wing shapes are different, and the thing is hollow (may be less robust?).
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