Odd parts first

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Technique: Odd parts first
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Designer: Timothy Schmidt
Date: 2019
Tools: Wrenches
Parts: Frames, Nuts, Bolts, End caps, Washers, Plates
Techniques: Bolting

Introduction

Almost every project requires at least one part which doesn't conform easily to the replimat grid. This part is often central to the purpose of the project.

Challenges

Unique parts may not have easy mounting points or compatible hole patterns. Adapting them to the replimat grid can be a challenge.

Approaches

  • offset a frame with stacked washers to match an existing hole pattern, or an adapter plate where an all-frame construction isn't possible.
  • cage the part

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