Re: V-Plate Hubs
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- Subject: Re: V-Plate Hubs
- From: "J. Michael Rowland" <jmr at marathoncomputer dot com>
- Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 14:10:09 -0500
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domesteading-request at sculptors dot com Fri Jul 13 23:06:23 2001 wrote:
> Each connector "plate" could posess an offset and place
> the strut in the same plane, despite the exact position
> of the eye bolt.
> Think about it. Let's take a 2x4 as an example. We
> could stack up to 3.75" of connector thickness, each
> with a unique offset, and still maintain a functionally
> "flat" connector.
Chuck, I designed an easily-fabricated hub that has no net offset. It's a
single metal piece that can be stamped and folded; fit six of them together
to make a hex hub; fit five of them together to make a pent hub. They will
accommodate any incidental angle, therefore any frequency spherical geodesic
or non-spherical shape. They can be used to connect pipes or dimensional
lumber, or, I assume, anything in between. The hub connection is rigid.
A user doesn't have to pre-measure or cuts angles in the material; only
build a jig with the correct incidental angle and use it to bolt the members
together; or a jig to mark the members, and they can be bolted together and
tightened in place.
Drawings are viewable at:
I'm talking with a metal fabricator about making prototypes.
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