[Amps] shaft couplers and extensions

Eddy Swynar deswynar at xplornet.ca
Sat Aug 27 04:40:07 PDT 2011

Hi Steve,

This is *sorta* related to your parts dilemma, & may well be worth remembering for possible future use...I only just discovered it myself a coupla weeks ago!

Do you ever find yourself in need of panel bushings for your 1/4" shafts...? I have. And after using 1/4" phone jacks for years in such applications as a "...reasonable facsimile thereof" (on a tip I read from Bill Orr, W6SAI), I discovered that home improvement places selling ceiling lamps have, in their hardware parts bins, absolutely wonderful threaded, hollow "extensions"---the things used to mount the fixtures to ceilings---for practically peanuts. Just cut off what you might need, & attach it to your front panel with nuts & lock washers (yes, the stores carry those items, too!).

Loews even sells pre-packaged "assemblies" of these in blister packs for a coupla bucks...neat stuff!

~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ


On 2011-08-26, at 8:16 PM, K1SG at aol.com wrote:

> Thanks to all who came up with suggestions for me, including K1FK, N7CXI,  
> K5AND, and others whose calls weren't obvious from their email addresses. I  
> think I could build a small intergalactic cruiser with what I've found!
> Among the suggested sources were:
> McMaster Carr
> Surplus Sales of Nebraska
> Small Parts
> Dan's Small Parts (I'd never heard of them, but they have some cool stuff  
> cheap!)
> Grainger
> Keystone (carried by Mouser, Digi-Key and others)
> and Jameco.com.
> Thanks to all!
> Steve  Gilbert
> K1SG
> K1SG at AOL.com
> 508-435-9133  
> In a message dated 8/26/2011 3:00:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
> amps-request at contesting.com writes:
> Message:  2
> Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 13:33:33 -0400 (EDT)
> From:  K1SG at aol.com
> Subject: Re: [Amps] shaft couplers and extensions
> To:  amps at contesting.com
> Message-ID:  <9945.7e5c7874.3b8932ed at aol.com>
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> Oddball stuff is getting harder to find these  days!
> I'm looking for a few shaft extensions, couplers, flexible   couplers, 
> right 
> angle shaft couplers and the like for my current   kluge amp project.  I 
> used to have a variety of them, but they've  been used  or given away or 
> grown 
> up and left home or been lost in  moves.  I've looked  in the Grainger and 
> small parts online  catalogs, but I'm not seeing anything for  what used to 
> be 
> standard  1/4" shafts, just big stuff.  Any suggestions   for?
> Steve  Gilbert
> K1SG
> K1SG at AOL.com
> 508-435-9133   
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