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Ray Rentell

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4Woods AI.Neo Im. fitting a hanging bolt
« on: August 10, 2017, 06:15:18 PM »
Well the new arrival had the usual nodding head so to tighten the nuts and to fit a hanging bolt at the same time.
As its almost impossible (unless someone knows different) to get to the lower nut and bolt  an opening was needed.
M10 lifting eye was sourced along with taps and a drill.
Photos show what's involved, drilling the neck part is easy as its aluminium , then it was tapped.

So now to the pics , any questions please ask.




Tapping the thread




I will probably stick velcro to the cut to close it ,it will not be seen as the hair and head when fitted will hide it
Plus acess can still be had to tighten nuts and bolts

Makes washing in the shower much easier plus dressing as well .


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Re: 4Woods AI.Neo Im. fitting a hanging bolt
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 09:31:15 AM »
AND A WORD OF WARNING !!

If you decide to do this mod be very gentle with its usage.
Be aware that harsh treatment could cause failure of the plastic T piece in the photo


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Re: 4Woods AI.Neo Im. fitting a hanging bolt
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 10:36:15 AM »
Nice work Ray  :thumb:
"Leaving it to the imagination" is highly overrated.




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Re: 4Woods AI.Neo Im. fitting a hanging bolt
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 02:52:37 PM »
The plastic T-piece!  :o That should have been an aluminum or steel cross. Looks like a weak spot in the skeleton, and a bad place to use plastic. Good info, Ray.

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Re: 4Woods AI.Neo Im. fitting a hanging bolt
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 04:51:54 PM »
The plastic T-piece!  :o That should have been an aluminum or steel cross. Looks like a weak spot in the skeleton, and a bad place to use plastic. Good info, Ray.

I agree!
I often find it puzzling how some of these dolls companies command the prices they do and get away with things like this. That's a high stress area.

Good info Ray  :thumb:

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Re: 4Woods AI.Neo Im. fitting a hanging bolt
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 07:46:30 AM »
This is not a bash thread, please do not think it so , but yes, use of some materials used in high stress areas such as this is not good !

It would seem almost all doll maker use plastic!

Now back to the thread,Nova-1 asked about this mod and how easy/hard it is to do .

I will go through it with a little more detail but beware of the warning above about usage, use at your own risk !

Things you will need:
drill
10 mm x 1.5 set of three HSS taps to make thread (or US equivalent )
8.5 mm drill bit
smaller drill bits to start hole
Tap wrench
vacuum cleaner
Very sharp knife
an instrument to hold wound open
felt tip pen or pencil
acetone ,dish soap , rubbing alcohol, cling film.
Paper towels.
lifting eye/hanging bolt found on ebay or engineering supplier.( or US equivalent)

OK, here we go:
Sit doll on chair
remove head
slit neck with dish soap covered knife as shown
open cut to expose skeleton
cover area and cut in cling film (saves on clean up )
use pen to draw a line down centre of aluminium component as in photo
just up from plastic Tee mark where you need to drill as in photo
I used a masonry nail or sharp point instrument to punch a mark where you need to drill ( helps locate drill in right position)
set up vacuum cleaner next to area, turn on (sucks up drilling debris)
drill hole with small drill where marked keeping drill square with component all the way through
open out hole with 8.5 mm tapping drill,clean area
next use the taper tap to start tapping thread, keep square with hole (first or taper tap is the one with least thread at start of tap )
it helps to lube tap, use cooking oil, dish soap or even candle wax, in engineering you get special lube for this
start tap slowly ,do 1/4 turn then back off to clear debris from cut.
continue this method until hole is tapped and tap exits out back of drilled hole
then use 2nd and 3rd taps until thread is formed right through component
clean up with vacuum and chemicals
try hanging bolt in hole
congratulate yourself on a job well done

Again a warning on the usage of this mod, go gently, remember the plastic tee piece,use at your own risk

photo shows position better and also consequences of my warning




 

 
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