[Noisebridge-discuss] Making a wooden hand crank

Winston Wolff winstonw at stratolab.com
Thu Mar 26 17:28:33 UTC 2015


For a hand-crank, I'd guess the main issue is getting a strong connection between the axle and the crank where you will have a lot of torque. How about a connection like the image attached. Drill a hole about the size of your axle and a slot off the hole. Slip the axle on and then tighten a bolt along the end of the crank arm.


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> On Mar 25, 2015, at 10:42 PM, Nir Lev <nlev0nlev0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hey guys,
> 
> I'm looking for tutorials for creating a wooden hand crank. I'm mostly finding small devices for charging phones or dynamos, but I just need to know how to build the mechanism with the hand-held part, connected to the shaft the rotates the other mechanisms in whatever system I connect that hand crank to.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Nir
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