Ken, actually the piece at the ceiling is very tight. It is a dog grooming contraption that holds grooming arm on to the grooming table. Nice tight fit of the 3/4" pipe. Now the pipe is not as thick walled as I wanted, but is about the same that the grooming arms are made from. I think it is the natural twist of the aluminum. I have a plan to help get rid of the 15.5" piece of tubing from the pivoting mechanism to the shroud by angling the piece at the ceiling so the arm comes down to the table saw. I'll see if that helps. At least it will take part of the problem with that piece acting like a lever and exagerating the movement out of the picture. Thanks for the site on the aluminum. That may come in handy for the future.
And Wes, I thought about building an arm like that...may have to yet. But I wanted to see if a ceiling mount would work as well. I think part of my problem is that I can't go straight up with the mechanism.
If my idea doesn't help, I'll get some U-Channel aluminum to replace the flat pieces on the vertical part. Some of the twist could be coming from the flat aluminum pieces.
Thanks guys! Jim.
Last edited by Jim O'Dell; 11-05-2007 at 12:59 AM.
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