More Ball Lifter Parts

November 4th, 2015

Rolling Ball Sculpture Kinetic Ball Lift

Back Plate with Motor Mount

The back plate attaches to the back of the frame and holds the motor and one of the bearing tubes for the crank shaft. I call it a “bearing tube” because it’s a short tube brazed into the metal plate to hold a solid bronze bearing.

Rolling Ball Sculpture Kinetic Ball Lift

Middle Plate Attached to Frame

The middle plate it attached to the middle of the frame up above some of the link connections. It has two counter-sunk holes in order to keep the screws from getting in the way of the links attaching the crank to the lifter links.Rolling Ball Sculpture Kinetic Ball Lift

Middle Plate with Bearing Tube Added

The bearing tubes were cut down to length once they were brazed in place.

Rolling Ball Sculpture Kinetic Ball Lift

Close-up of Bearing Tube

Rolling Ball Sculpture Kinetic Ball Lift

Side View of Bearing Tube

Rolling Ball Sculpture Kinetic Ball Lift

Back and Middle Plates with Bearing Tubes

The two plates are aligned for the crank shaft in the final picture. The tops of those two plates are not finished yet. Maybe a decorative curve will look good if I can do it without taking off too much material.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.