‘m becoming well-known for my comedy machinist projects. Luxury Timewaster is a typical specimen, equally as bespoke as it is pointless. The gifts seem to alternate between “trinket” and “earrings” so I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone gazed upon the Timewaster (no doubt in awe) and commented, yes, but could you make earrings out of it? Let’s find out.
I do own some bearings of about the right size (such as the replacement bearings for my RC helicopter’s swashplate) but if it’s hanging from someone’s ear, I can’t think that there’s much point in making the central part rotate. So starting with some 5mm ground drill rod, all we need to do is drill some holes in it with 5-fold symmetry.
I’ve now figured out how to adjust the angle on the dividing head. To loosen the trunnion you first need to undo the two locking bolts, which takes an imperial allen key (in these parts, they’re rare as hen’s teeth). From there what’s needed is a really good whack with a soft hammer. I think on my first rodeo I was just a little too cautious about wrecking stuff.
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