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Angle Measuring Tool with Ruler

by malebox Jun 19, 2017
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Where do the bolts slide? Is there a notch for the bolts to slide into? I didn't see any so I was wondering how they attached together and what hardware you used.

I'll add the hardware needed to the description, but you'll need 4 - M4 Nuts and 4 - M4x15mm Bolts. The nuts will press fit into the fasteners, which go on top. The bolts will go through the bottom at the corners (each bolt will go through one short and one long arm) with the fastener on top to tighten it down. Loosening and tightening those fasteners will allow you to move the arms to whatever shape/angle you need. Once you have it set correctly, tighten them all down.

So do the the M4 Bolts stick out the bottom? I saw another one where the bolt slide in a slot so it didn't stick out the bottom. I am referring to this one. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2143936

Thanks for the reply

Angle Measuring Tool

Alright, so it can be done. I'm not exactly sure what hardware the OG Angle Measuring Tool used, but the dimensions of his inlay wouldn't fit the hardware I used. It may let you use shorter hardware like he suggested, but I wouldn't go shorter than 12mm in my opinion. I'll go ahead and make the inlay dimensions he used and add some notes to the description about it. At a later date I can change it to fit the hardware I used, in case I'm not the only one with the larger heads. That version will be thicker though, so that may cause some other issues. I guess we'll see.

Cheers!

Ahh. I see now what you mean. Currently yes, the bolts do stick out of the bottom. So far it hasn't been that much of a hinderance, but I can see the issue. Let me see what I can do. I see a bunch of potential headaches, mostly from the numbers and lines getting in the way, but that could be fixed by making the arms thicker. If I don't have the time, I can at least add the source files, unpretty as they are, in case you'd like to make the changes yourself.