Paul Boratko, on 08 May 2012 - 12:06 AM, said:
I actually took an axle and stuck it into the bushing end and put the pin end through a liftarm almost up to the bush and used a new razor blade to press downward into a piece of wood and sheered through the hollow portion of the pin... I made 4 of them and they would work pretty well if you were in a pinch for a Black Bushing... I am still sitting on about 60 of the actual Black Bushings, so I didn't need any of them, but for some reason I just felt the need to experiment last night...
That seems fairly safe
88high, on 08 May 2012 - 12:06 AM, said:
I think 3D printing would be a awesome idea as long as the colors are the same as lego's, and the sides are very exact, and the plastic mix being a good quality.
I have modified 1/4 size axle spacers out of a 8tooth gear or a 1/2 technic bushing. It works well on wormscrew gear applications.
I have long been wanting a solution for the worm gear spacing problem.. although I would prefer not having a solution at all than to cut some of my legos..
Gekke Ted, on 08 May 2012 - 08:13 AM, said:
That's actually a pretty good idea, if you really need the bushings. I just have about enough bushes, but definitely no surplus.
Likewise, although it may be useful for different colorschemes. However, the issue of finding the pin of the right color becomes more prevalent as you try to find the bushing of the right color!
Burf2000, on 08 May 2012 - 10:22 PM, said:
You could probably get them made up in metal by the Brick Machine shop if anyone wanted custom stuff!
If my memory is not failing me, I believe you can have pieces printed in different types of metal.. I'll have to check that.