Motor mounting hardware?

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  1. spinnaker

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    I am considering building a propeller clock. There are plenty of motors on eBay and elsewhere. But what amount the mounting hardware? The mounting hardware for the motor itself seems easy enough to fabricate but what about securing the propeller to the shaft?
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    I'd look for a brass flange, or even a gear. You could solder the flange/gear to your board, or attach it with small screws & nuts. If you use screws, make sure to use a bit of nail polish or Threadlocker on the threads.
     
  3. spinnaker

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    Thanks I guess that is my question. Where do I get the flange?

    I was thinking of maybe getting a block of plastic and drilling a hole about the size of the shaft. Put some locktite on the shaft and push it into the whole. Mount my propeller on that.


    But where do I get the small screws and flanges for similar projects? Would the local HW sore carry such things?
     
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  5. SgtWookie

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    You can frequently find those kinds of things at hobby stores where they sell R/C planes and cars.

    You might also find a brass collet of the right size to fit your motor's shaft at a hardware store.
     
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