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Old 09-18-2019, 11:55 AM
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Default Outrigger mounting wedge orientation

I am trying to get wedges made. I was quoted around $500 to do this which is utterly ridiculous. I have the wedges that Taco makes that you can see below. Using that photo, the high part is on the left and the low part is on the right. I need the high part to be on top sloping to the bottom. No way I can make that with normal tools. Suggestion?


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Any decent machine shop with a CNC lathe can do that. I would expect to pay about $100.00 to $150.00 for set up time and probably about the same to make them.
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Why not make them out of starboard? A few standard power tools and you can make it any shape you want..
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Originally Posted by OneMoreDay View Post
Why not make them out of starboard? A few standard power tools and you can make it any shape you want..
This.
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I'm handy but have no idea how I would make this. I have the starboard but simply don't know how I would cleanly cut the angle.
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Tablesaw.
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Or

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I don't know how the base is configured but can you rotate it 90 degrees and use the base you have displayed?
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Originally Posted by jcassara View Post
I don't know how the base is configured but can you rotate it 90 degrees and use the base you have displayed?
If I could do that I wouldn't be asking the question.
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Rip a piece of 2x4 to the shape you want.
Screw or clamp that 2x4 piece to your fence.

put your new piece of starboard against the 2x4 and push it through the blade.
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Try these guys,
FORGE 3D Printing Studio
1010 E Adams St #226, Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 274-1714
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3D printer would be good for this
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The amount of stress put on these bases when running would wear out an plastic or starboard pretty fast i would think. Aluminum would be good to go.
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Funny, I thought about the 3D printer. A friend plays with it but we didn't know how to write the program to do it. I'll call the guys above to see if this is possible. I agree, that would be a great option.

I don't see these having hardly any stress on them at all. There is no movement, they are, in effect, a spacer that changes the angle of the mount. If you attempted, you would then need a block of aluminum and this process would be significantly more complex. These wedges have been used for years and years without failure.
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I have a pair somewhere I think. I’ll send them to you if I can find them.

BTW. Amazon on is your friend.
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Originally Posted by JaxBch View Post
I have a pair somewhere I think. I’ll send them to you if I can find them.

BTW. Amazon on is your friend.

Thanks but I already have a pair. The issue is the orientation of the angle. Taco only makes them one way and my mounts are rotated 45 degrees so the ones they make don't work. The 3D place said they can do it no problem but now I have to figure out the angle degree.
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Originally Posted by JAGSARE1 View Post
Thanks but I already have a pair. The issue is the orientation of the angle. Taco only makes them one way and my mounts are rotated 45 degrees so the ones they make don't work. The 3D place said they can do it no problem but now I have to figure out the angle degree.
Kids compass and protractor would do the trick.

Carpenters square, pocket level, piece of paper, pencil ought to be able to get you close enough. You should be able to create a wood block that fits perfectly. Then take your block to the 3d printer or water jet guy.
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Hold the bracket at the angle you want it and measure the distance from it too the hard top (or whatever you're mounting too), then measure the length of the bracket from the inside of the top to the outside.
Use this online calculator, https://www.calculator.net/triangle-...ts=d&x=88&y=18
A and B will be the bracket dimensions and C will be the distance from bracket to the top, then you'll get your angle.
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Even easier. Take a 2' or pocket level, set one end at your high end of where the block goes, then tip the low end up until it's level, or shim it to level. Then measure between the t-top and level at the end of the block location. Whatever thickness you want at the thin end, just add it to both.

This is not rocket surgery.
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I used a clinometer app on my phone to measure my t top slope for wedges.

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