Author Topic: Making “T” locks for pedestal lights the easy way  (Read 1989 times)


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Making “T” locks for pedestal lights the easy way
« on: September 04, 2018, 04:57:24 PM »
These came out far better than I could have emagined for about $30 a set ($65 if you include the die, silver solder and body filler). This was all done with just a drill press and a cut off saw. The hard part was drilling a STRAIGHT 1/2” wide hole threw the large bolt and cutting STRAIGHT threads on the outside of it. I used the thin blade of a chop saw as a grinder to shape the head of the large bolt. The rest is just cutting bolt heads off, soldering the collar on, drilling two more holes, shaping the end to fit the light shaft and inner bushing, filling the top, and adding large drops of jelly super glue to make the bumps on top. I had a nine year old paint it with a brush so it would look right. The longer set screw is so you can lock up the mechanism as an anti theft device. I’m not a machinist, but I thought it was worth sharing
« Last Edit: September 04, 2018, 05:04:42 PM by Cleprechaun »


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Re: Making “T” locks for pedestal lights the easy way
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 05:46:06 AM »
Nice job, thanks for posting