1. Join the Community!

    DSMtuners is a massive archive of DSM information - but more importantly, it's a COMMUNITY! Join in and participate with other DSMers, and invite all of your DSM friends to make this place their home. Chat with others, create a build thread, post questions and answers. Get involved! Logging in will also remove many of the advertisements, along with this notice. ;)

Project for the wife

Posted by silvreclips, Nov 14, 2019

Please Support Feal Suspension
Please Support ExtremePSI
  1. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

    1,025
    200
    Joined Jul 19, 2005
    Greenville, South Carolina
    I'm sure most of you guys have similar problems, the wife tasks you with projects that she wants done. This one was fun so thought I would share.

    My wife is big into Christmas, and every year she loves decorating the tree. The problem is we have to many ornaments to display on our tree, we push it into a corner so we only get about half of the tree to look at.

    But if the tree rotates around we can utilize the entire tree. After some Google searches I found 1 live tree stand that rotates. But since I like to do things the hard way, I designed my own.

    It really wasn't all that complicated, a large bearing to take the load, a slip ring for the lights, and then just have to drive it with a small motor. I 3d printed all of the gears from abs. Everything has been made, I just need to sand the plates and put it together. Should be able to test it this weekend. The gearmotor turns at 5rpm, and I geared it down another 7:1, so I should be around 0.7 rpm. I may add a speed controller to slow it down even more, not really sure yet.

    1.PNG 2.PNG
    IMG_20191113_175557.jpg IMG_20191113_201357.jpg IMG_20191113_201935.jpg
     

    Autocross Build 229  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    1990TSIAWDTALON likes this.
  2. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

    1,759
    494
    Joined Sep 11, 2017
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Pretty cool. Can you build me a laser rust removal gun? I mean your wife wants one. LOL
     

    169  3

    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    172  4

    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
    fwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 2K  6

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.625 @ 111.42 · 1G DSM
    Loading...
    BLACK'98DSM likes this.
  3. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

    4,588
    2,018
    Joined Nov 14, 2013
    Independence, Kansas
    Happy Wife, Happy LIFE!!!! :tease: :thumb: (says the single man) ROFL
    Cool setup. That should really make her happy and think, you can have it spin while you put the garland on, viola!!! :)
     

    Street Build 3K  27

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    543  14

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    450  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 654  7

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 5K  11  25

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
    Loading...
    silvreclips likes this.
  4. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

    1,025
    200
    Joined Jul 19, 2005
    Greenville, South Carolina
    I'm pretty happy with how it's turned out so far. Now it better work or I'll never hear the end of it.
     

    Autocross Build 229  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    Ludachris and 1990TSIAWDTALON like this.
  5. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

    1,010
    239
    Joined Apr 21, 2006
    Racine, Wisconsin
    Needs a bigger motor!! What is the current rev limit, LOL!
     

    Street Build 238  5

    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    Street Build 183  12

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

    Street Build 7K  9

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  6. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

    3,626
    951
    Joined Nov 12, 2001
    Roseville, California
    That's cool as hell! I need more shop tools obviously - but the wife can't know what they do or I'll have more projects added to the list. :)
     

    Street Build 8K  0

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 7K  23

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
    Loading...
  7. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

    1,025
    200
    Joined Jul 19, 2005
    Greenville, South Carolina
    Unfortunately the mill isn't mine. It's at work but it's nice to have unlimited access to a CNC.
     

    Autocross Build 229  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    Ludachris likes this.
  8. Techn0Nut1996

    Techn0Nut1996 Supporting Member

    138
    65
    Joined Jan 20, 2017
    Ames, Iowa
    Way cool!!
     

    800  3

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  9. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

    3,626
    951
    Joined Nov 12, 2001
    Roseville, California
    That's even better... didn't have to buy it and don't have to store it, yet you have unlimited access to it.
     

    Street Build 8K  0

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 7K  23

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
    Loading...
  10. 95REGF150

    95REGF150 Proven Member

    167
    86
    Joined Mar 7, 2012
    Elk Grove, California
    Im impressed with the print quality on those gears. What do you have for a 3D printer?
     

    Street Build 2K  0

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  11. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

    1,039
    335
    Joined Feb 9, 2019
    Hoover, Alabama
    Why do you find them impressive? I'm not at all saying that they're bad, just saying that I've never seen a 3D printer do any of a worse job.
     

    Road Race Build 2K  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    389  3

    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    297  6

    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
    Loading...
  12. 95REGF150

    95REGF150 Proven Member

    167
    86
    Joined Mar 7, 2012
    Elk Grove, California
    Maybe that is normal finish now since the printer technologies have been advancing so rapidly. But I tried gears with ABS on my printer several years ago and had some problems getting clean teeth. I would get stray filament laying in the tooth that required a bunch of post processing of the part to make it usable as gearing.

    Actually, Now that I look at his close up picture of the pinion I am seeing similar stuff to what I had going on just not as bad. I was just curious what his printing rig was.
     

    Street Build 2K  0

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    BLACK'98DSM likes this.
  13. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

    1,010
    239
    Joined Apr 21, 2006
    Racine, Wisconsin
    It's all about finding the sweet spot for a given material. It changes with brand, color, and age.

    There are TON of parameters you have control over when building a gcode and sometimes it's the tiniest stuff that causes issues like that. With more test prints it should be able to do even better, but it's likely not necessary for this application LOL!

    My best quality printer is the cheapest and oldest of the bunch (monoprice i3). The reason it works so well is all the testing I have done to find optimal settings for various materials on that machine.
     

    Street Build 238  5

    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    Street Build 183  12

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

    Street Build 7K  9

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    BLACK'98DSM likes this.
  14. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

    1,025
    200
    Joined Jul 19, 2005
    Greenville, South Carolina
    I'm not sure on the printer brand. A friend printed these for me. The gears turned out very good, the small gear had some small strings on it, but it wasn't bad enough for me to even clean them off.

    I assembled the stand today, the plates didn't line up as good as I hoped and the gear mesh was getting tight on one side. I opened up the holes some and got things aligned better. The motor is also a bit noisy, hoping that gets muffled once all of the skirting is around the tree.

    I was able to sit on it and it still turn so I think I have enough torque to turn a tree.

    This plant will be test until we get the real tree.
    IMG_20191114_194849.jpg

    IMG_20191114_201713.jpg
     

    Autocross Build 229  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  15. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

    4,588
    2,018
    Joined Nov 14, 2013
    Independence, Kansas
    Well it must be sturdy!
    I was thinking thats one hell of a different Christmas tree than I ever had ROFL
    Good job on the fab and final assembly work!:thumb:
     

    Street Build 3K  27

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

    543  14

    1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

    450  18

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 654  7

    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 5K  11  25

    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.620 @ 108.460 · 1G DSM
    Loading...
  16. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

    1,025
    200
    Joined Jul 19, 2005
    Greenville, South Carolina
    Well the tree stand project was very successful. I ended up adding a speed controller to the motor. It's now turning about 1 rev every 2.5 min.

    IMG_20191123_181539.jpg IMG_20191123_185928.jpg
     

    Autocross Build 229  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    tk106 and BLACK'98DSM like this.
  17. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

    1,759
    494
    Joined Sep 11, 2017
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    And you finished it meaning staining the wood.
    Very nice...very nice!!:applause:
     

    169  3

    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    172  4

    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
    fwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 2K  6

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.625 @ 111.42 · 1G DSM
    Loading...
    silvreclips likes this.
  18. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

    1,025
    200
    Joined Jul 19, 2005
    Greenville, South Carolina
    Yea, actually the wife did all of the staining and sealing. I have to give her things to do to
     

    Autocross Build 229  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
  19. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

    1,759
    494
    Joined Sep 11, 2017
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Haha I do the same when she asks me to do something. Teamwork makes the dream work.
     

    169  3

    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    172  4

    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
    fwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 2K  6

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.625 @ 111.42 · 1G DSM
    Loading...
    silvreclips likes this.
  20. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

    1,759
    494
    Joined Sep 11, 2017
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I’m guessing engineer by trait?
     

    169  3

    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    172  4

    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
    fwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 2K  6

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.625 @ 111.42 · 1G DSM
    Loading...
  21. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

    1,025
    200
    Joined Jul 19, 2005
    Greenville, South Carolina
    Yea, I'm a design engineer for a robotics company. I spend most of my day on CAD
     

    Autocross Build 229  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    1990TSIAWDTALON likes this.
  22. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

    1,759
    494
    Joined Sep 11, 2017
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Pretty cool. Wish I studied engineering :cry:
     

    169  3

    2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Classic
    awd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    172  4

    93 Civic 4 Door -sold-
    fwd · manual · Misc Vehicles

    Street Build 2K  6

    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.625 @ 111.42 · 1G DSM
    Loading...
    silvreclips likes this.
  23. FireyIce01

    FireyIce01 Proven Member

    386
    17
    Joined Mar 17, 2004
    Rancho Cordova, California
    So, my big question... how do you keep the power cords from the lights from wrapping around the tree? Battery powered LED lights maybe?
     

    19  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

    47  1

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    silvreclips likes this.
  24. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

    1,039
    335
    Joined Feb 9, 2019
    Hoover, Alabama
    Look at post #16. They run up through the middle
     

    Road Race Build 2K  25

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

    389  3

    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

    297  6

    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles
    Loading...
  25. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

    1,025
    200
    Joined Jul 19, 2005
    Greenville, South Carolina
    Its like any other job, it's has some cool aspects, but still a lot of BS we have to deal with.

    The power for the lights is ran through a slip ring. That black plastic piece in the the middle of the gear with the wires sticking out. The bottom side is stationary and plugs into the wall. The top side can spin and I wired the other side of the plug to it.
     

    Autocross Build 229  1

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
    Loading...
    BLACK'98DSM likes this.

Share This Page

Support Vendors who Support the DSM Community
Archer Fabrication ECM Tuning ExtremePSI Feal Suspension Fuel Injector Clinic Jacks Transmissions JNZ Tuning Kiggly Racing Morrison Fabrications OHM Racing RixRacing RockAuto SouthBay Fuel Injectors STM Tuned Track Decals Track Sculptures VR Speed Factory WheelWell.com