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jomonto

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I've made some characters from the game Minecraft.
Pretty straight forward - except for the joints, just simple dowels.

Question - a couple are loose.

1. Is there a method to tighten these joints?
2. Is there a better solution the simply dowels? (I'm wondering how long they will hold up after the grandkids play with them).

As always, your suggestions are appreciated.

thanks,
-john
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john lewman

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Beautiful work. I love robots. I use o-rings over the dowels that are inset into the body at just the right depth for good friction between the parts. It makes a very cool joint that allows moving placement of limb movements.  I drill an inset hole with a forstner bit for clean action.
jomonto

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Brillant !!!!!!!

... I will stop on the way home and find some o-rings!

Thanks,
-john
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