I had an urge to try and get the retractable cleats to actual function and allow me the option to have them open or retracted.
So I built up the storage locker and tried to carve out to cleats from basswoord.
Well after breaking them countless times as they are soooo small, I was sitting there thinking this just was not meant to be when I found myself staring at the clay on my workbench.
I took a small bit of it and super glued to to the pivoting base and began to shape with a toothpick tried to get it as close as I could to the final cleat shape.
Once this piece is cast I should be able to smooth it out even better as the casting plastic is very durable.
With the pin in place the cleat can be rotated by hand when desired but also has enough friction so as not to rotate while under way.
It was quite a challenge for such a small component.
Tomorrow I will cast the locker, cleat and pin in silicone for a mold.
Also, the MBT Vent mold cured and came out perfect.
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