How can I mate a shaft to a surface?
July 1, 2014 2:13 PM Subscribe
Is there a specific type of part that attaches a pole/shaft to a flat surface so said pole meets said surface at a right angle?
posted by popcassady to Technology (8 answers total)
I'm building a potter's wheel. …as cheaply as possible.
The wheel-head (a wooden disc) is to be attached to a rotating shaft (diameter undecided) but I'm not too sure how to go about it. The only solution I have so far is to add a second pulley at the top of the shaft and then drive bolts through it to attach it to the wheel. But, I'd rather not the extra expense of having to buy and destroy a second pulley.
Is there specific type of part that is used to attach a shaft to a surface in this manner? (Something like a flange bearing but without the bearing?)