Does this kind of swivel fastener exist?
January 12, 2013 3:26 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to make a prop for a show. The basic idea is a dowel rod-cum-sword that swivels 360 degrees.
posted by starvingartist to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total)
I want to take a 1" dowel rod, cut off about 10 inches for a handle, and then rejoin the handle to the rest of the rod using some kind of swivel or miniature lazy susan so that the handle and rod can spin freely and independently of each other.
I was able to make a proof of concept today using the socket from a 3/8" caster wheel and a threaded rod, but because the rod is not shaped like the caster pin, it doesn't stay in the socket. Do they make caster pins and sockets without the wheel part? Or something like it?