Thought Vomit #64: ft. A Beg Vomit

I’m building a Steadicam mount, and I need some bits. It’s a really fun project, teaching me how to do things I never thought I could do. So far I have cut sheet metal, bored holes, tapped holes, and learnt what a UNC thread is and how it’s different than a normal thread. All manly things that real men should know apparently, but as I said before, I don’t like getting my hands so greasy. Never mind.

What I need however is the following, and apologies for the old money measurements, I’m working from American plans. If you have such things and can donate them to me, I would be grateful and maybe even smile.

Aluminium tube, with a 2.5 inch inner diameter and quarter inch walls. I need at least one inch of it in length.

Also, though less important, I need some steel angle, quarter inch thick, 3 inches wide and 14 inches in length. That will probably be much easier to find in a metal bin somewhere.

By way of thanking you for reading such a thoughtless beg vomit, I’ll leave you with a bad joke I heard today.

What do you call a zoo full of dogs?
A shitzu.

5 thoughts on “Thought Vomit #64: ft. A Beg Vomit

  • July 11, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Did you want “aloominum” or “ali-mini-um” :-D
    (srsly – I’ll have a look in our rack – might be lucky, how precise is the tolerance?)

  • July 11, 2009 at 11:02 am

    The inner diamter of 2.5 inches is the most important bit. It needs to house a bearing I have.

  • July 11, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I’d prolly be able to procure the stuff for ya. Down side is you’d have to go to Norway to pick it up ofc.

  • July 11, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    The aluminium tube is small enough to fit in a padded envelope. Ahem.

  • July 13, 2009 at 7:44 am


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