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Gear Driven Adjustable TUSH

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This project is a Remix of the brilliant;

Adjustable TUSH by someone I consider my mentor, Allen

Reason for the remix:

**My first contact with Allen, was when he produced a larger version of his creation for me within HOURS! From there, he convinced me that I REALLY should learn a 3D design program as it had taken me THREE HOURS to stumble around Fashion 360 to make a small rectangular conduit! So, this design was brought about by my ordering 2Kg of Colorfabb PLA thinking I was getting TWO 1Kg rolls, but GOT a huge single 2Kg roll. This left me with nothing to hold this spool, & this design came from that. **

This is my Fourth 'Thing', & also my fourth 'Fusion 360' design.

My other projects;




Gear Driven Adjustable TUSH:

Parts List:

  1. 6 x Magnets 10mm x 3mm
  2. 2 x M2 x 8 bolts
  3. Base with Magnets FINAL.stl
  4. Knob FINAL.stl
  5. Large Gear FINAL.stl
  6. Left Slider FINAL.stl
  7. Right Slider with Attachment FINAL.stl
  8. 2 x Magnet Spindle FINAL.stl
  9. 4 x Side 608zz FINAL.stl
  10. Small Gear FINAL.stl
  11. Small Gear Sleeve FINAL.stl
  12. Small Gear Holder FINAL.stl
  13. Large Gear Holder FINAL.stl

If you go for the #SteamPunk look as I have, then you’ll need ESUN Orange Glass (to imitate Bakelite) & Colorfabb Bronzefill (to look like the large ornate bronze gears of old) & LOTS of sanding to bring out the bronze look. You’ll also need the two gear holders so you don't sand away your fingers, as I did (OUCH)!

These will allow you to sand the top of the two gears, to bring out the Bronze embedded in the PLA.


I’ve deliberately made this an imitation of the inside of an engine. You CAN’T accidentally break the Right slider regardless of which way you turn the small gear. The Connecting rod will simply push the slider in to the middle, or out again. You can hold the Spool in one hand, & turn the small gear & the slider WILL move in or out! Because of the added weight, I’ve created two strengthening extensions on the TUSH sides, which you should use superglue to join the sides permanently. Also, for the same reason, you should superglue the TUSH holder to the sliders, ensuring things WON’T pop apart under load!

To allow for differences between printers, & whether or not you use Colorfabb Bronzefill, I've made the connecting rods in two pieces. Slide the inner sleeve in far enough that the TUSH moves in & out properly, & then superglued to hold them in place!

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Publication date: 2020/03/02 at 20:29





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