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Connecting axle to cable

DaveC426913DaveC426913 ON - OntarioMember Posts: 22
edited June 2018 in Building and Techniques
I'm building a sailboat and have chosen an axle encased in tubes as the mast. The stays (wires) will be cables. They will attach to the mast at about a 45 degree angle.

I cannot seem to find any parts that connect axles to cables.

Suggestions?

Comments

  • DaveC426913DaveC426913 ON - OntarioMember Posts: 22
    Not sure how that would work.
    The angled connector is axle-to-axle, so no cable connection.
    The cross bar is axle-to-cable but it's 90 degrees, so not sure what you're getting at.
  • mak0137mak0137 VirginiaMember Posts: 249
    You probably have to tie the cable/string.
  • 7BS7BS CaliforniaMember Posts: 42
    This could work, though would mess up the cleanliness of the mast...

    The hose would also have to be shortened a bit to make room for part 23443.
    Astrobricks
  • DaveC426913DaveC426913 ON - OntarioMember Posts: 22
    7BS said:
    This could work, though would mess up the cleanliness of the mast...

    The hose would also have to be shortened a bit to make room for part 23443.
    Thanks. That is a workable solution. Ideally, over time, I can refine it, but this will suffice.
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 730
    This is similar, but instead of a square plate, you get a rounded one:
    https://brickset.com/parts/design-26047

    And use it with this clip:
    https://brickset.com/parts/design-11090
    Mr_Crossbandit778dmcc0gmonkey76DaveC426913
  • 7BS7BS CaliforniaMember Posts: 42
    ^The only problem there is that neither part currently exists in light bluish grey.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,897
    7BS said:
    ^The only problem there is that neither part currently exists in light bluish grey.
    Not technically true as part 26047 has been made in LBG for this years inside tour set.

    Granted that means your not likely to get hold of one just yet but may mean it will become more readily available in the future.
    stlux
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 730
    edited June 2018
    7BS said:
    ^The only problem there is that neither part currently exists in light bluish grey.
    But they're both available in brown... which might be a better colour for a mast?

    bandit778 said:
    7BS said:
    ^The only problem there is that neither part currently exists in light bluish grey.
    Not technically true as part 26047 has been made in LBG for this years inside tour set.

    Granted that means your not likely to get hold of one just yet but may mean it will become more readily available in the future.
    I'm sure @stlux will let you borrow his :-)
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,897
    @omnium,

    No need, I want them in DSG but no joy on that front either so black will have to suffice for now.
  • DaveC426913DaveC426913 ON - OntarioMember Posts: 22
    omnium said:
    But they're both available in brown... which might be a better colour for a mast?

    Modern masts are aluminum. :)
    omniumAstrobricks
  • DaveC426913DaveC426913 ON - OntarioMember Posts: 22
    omnium said:
    This is similar, but instead of a square plate, you get a rounded one:
    https://brickset.com/parts/design-26047

    And use it with this clip:
    https://brickset.com/parts/design-11090
    Yeah. Thanks. 

    Duh. This is what I was using when my mast was all tubes. For some reason, when I added an axle, I sortta forgot all about that. :)

    omnium
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