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a_chisholm
11-11-2003, 03:51 AM
where could i find objects of standard bolts, nuts and washers ranging from 8 diameter- 60 long to 20 diameter- 100 long?

Failing that, are there any shortcuts to create a bolt with realistic threading?

thanks
Alistair

ned
11-11-2003, 04:05 AM
How realistic do you need?

I usually make a hex head with the disk tool set to 6 sides.

Then for the shaft first draw a zig-zag sawtooth wave with the point tool, make it into a path then lathe it around an axis.

Then I weld the shaft and head together.

Doesn't meet ASTM-192A standards for bolts but looks fine with some chrome surfacing.

Matt
11-11-2003, 04:45 AM
These might help!

DrCue - Bolt (http://www.deathgoth.com/tutorials/3dtuts/bolt/)

Robin Wood - ScrewThreads (http://www.robinwood.com/Catalog/Technical/LightwaveTuts/LWPacks/ScrewThreads/ScrewThreads.html)