First Parts! (Again)

I’ve got a lot today. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to post recently because of school. But, last week, I got bearings, LM8UUs. They’re beautiful. I’ll post pics later. Then, this past weekend, I was able to take apart a printer, from which I got a belt, a rod, a pulley, and 2 steppers; a normal one and a PG35L. Unfortunately, there’s one spot on the casing of the PG35L where you can see the wire inside. My brother found the motor on my shelf, saw the copper wire inside, thought “Ooh! Pretty!”, and tried to take the wire out. He failed to do so, but succeeding in UTTERLY DESTROYING MY PRECIOUS. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE HATESES BROTHERS! WE HATESES FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry about that. My inner Gollum manifested itself again; pesky Smeagol!. Anyway, As you can probably imagine, I got pretty wound up over that. But it’s all good now.

Anyway, I tried a bearing test after that — which means I put the bearing on the rod. I have no video, but it was basically a complete disaster. The bearing was super tight, and I had to push it to get it to move. I thought “Okay, maybe you have to break in the bearing a little. That’s when I looked at the rod, and saw that the bearing was starting to groove it.

On top of that, I couldn’t even get the bearing off, because both the bearing and the rod were so greasy by this point. I’m not sure if it’ll turn out to be usable.

I’m not even sure if it’s 8mm. The original mechanism from the printer used integrated plastic bushings; they were designed as part of the carriage. Unless I find a way to get those bushings out without breaking them, I don’t know what I’ll do with that rod.


evam out for now.


PS — I don’t really hateses my brother forever — but my inner Gollum might!


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