QUICK TIP WHEN CHASSIS BUILDING!
Fed up with Loosing components from laser and edm kits when you cut them out? EASY!
Find a tin lid from a biscuit or Chocolate tin (around 9” - 220mm diameter), turn it upside down and put either a couple of Neo magnets or a “Voki” type magnetic motor change block under the tin lid. Cut the chassis components over the lid and when the components are cut off with the dremel they will land on the now magnetic surface of the tin lid and not bounce and disappear under the bench, never to be found again!
MAGNET GLUING TIP
When gluing magnets into C can motors using oven cure glue, Place the set-ups in the oven on a heatproof chassis building block and to prevent acid flux etc. leaching from the block and marking the plating on the can, cover the block with cooking foil first.
Ensure the magnets are in the correct position in the can either by using a proprietory magnet jig or, before you glue the mags, put them in the can along with the endbell and armature as a “dry fit” and mark the can with a marker to indicate where the magnets should locate (this is especially important when using shortened can magnets, to ensure you centre the mags on the armature stack). Then disassemble and glue in the mags using a correct size slug.
Always ensure you remove excess glue before curing, because removing it afterwards is almost impossible!
TYRE GLUING TIP
Fed up with getting covered in contact glue?
And getting glue in the set screws? Do it the easy way!
Sort your hubs in order of size.
Get a length of 3/32” piano wire.
Fix the first wheel about 6” from the end of the wire and then load your same size wheels onto the wire (with the grub screws removed).
Once you have stacked your wheels together on the wire, fit a grub screw to the last one so the wheels are clamped together.
Paint the adhesive onto the hubs with a brush.
|Stack the wire against the wall or whatever, so it is out of the way until dry.
Glue up your donuts using an old, thin, screwdriver.
Dip the screwdriver in the glue, insert the glue covered end into the donut and apply the glue uniformly to the inside of the donuts.
Set aside until dry.
When the hubs are dry, remove from the wire and fit your set screws.
Using a pro wrench, slide the hub face on, onto the pro wrench, dip the hub in thinners, take the donut (with dried glue inside) and quickly side the dipped hub into the donut.
Leave to dry.
No Mess & No glue in your set screws. It’s that easy!