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Old 27th September 2002, 03:53 AM   #1
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Default Where to get pot shaft extension?

I searched the forum, digikey, Michael Percy, and ApexJr with no luck so far. Where are you guys getting them?

Also anybody got any good pics of implementation. What I'm wondering is what's the best way to secure the shaft at the front plate so that it feels stable. Will I need a bearing or just run it through the hole and leave it at that.

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Old 27th September 2002, 04:17 AM   #2
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I'm using 1/4" long drill bit and cut it to the size. On front panel (for new bushing) I use the bushing from any pot or switch that fits nicely over 1/4" drill bit, the use of some grease is recommended here., On the potentiometer side, for connection between new shaft and pot you can use aluminum standoff with 1/4" hole drilled through (2 screws can be used to hold shafts in a standoff) or any other metal tube that fits tight over shafts.
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Old 27th September 2002, 05:16 AM   #3
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Look for the "rotary switch extension shaft"

It should work great for pots too.
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Old 27th September 2002, 05:40 AM   #4
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They make panel shaft bushings that support it on the front end. I have lots extra, if you need some.

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Old 27th September 2002, 08:40 AM   #5
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... chopsticks?
You can slice off at an angle, the part that slots into the actual
pot handle and use hot melt on the other end
of the chopstick to glue to the knob.

A cheapskate idea, I hv not tried it though.

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Old 27th September 2002, 08:52 AM   #6
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Shouldn't be too difficult to make an extension shaft, otherwise
have a look at
They have both extension shafts and "Kardanlenke" and
whatever you could dream of for your pots.
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Old 27th September 2002, 01:19 PM   #7
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also www.smallparts.com
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Old 27th September 2002, 02:26 PM   #8
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You will need a shaft coupler at both ends which I suppose can be had from any of the sources mentioned.

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Old 27th September 2002, 11:16 PM   #9
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Default Pot extentions

I have a couple of 1/4" hole 5 1/4" length
shaft extentions in stock. Not everything I
stock is listed on the website. If interested
just let me know
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Old 28th September 2002, 12:50 AM   #10
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Use the shafts and couplers from an erector set.
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