Hello, dear readers and DIY!
I’m sure many of You are familiar with fabric blinds that are often used on the Windows instead of curtains or blinds.
In this article, the author of the YouTube channel “New DiY” will tell You how you can make such a system yourself.
— Sheet plywood
— Wooden logs, a piece of cloth
— Bike chain sprocket
— Double-sided tape, sandpaper, glue, Titebond, stain.
The tools used by the author.
— The grinder, a wire wheel brushes
— Machine vise
— Drill press, the bits of tree
— A drill, electric jig saw
— Pen drill bits for wood, blades for fret saw
— Glue gun
— A mitre box, saw, square, pencil.
The process of making.
The first thing you need to clear the details for the future of the lift mechanism from dirt and rust. An old Bicycle sprocket is fixed in a small machine vise, and processed with a wire brush manually.
A Bicycle chain is easier to clean up with grinder and wire cleaning brush. After rust removal, parts should be rinsed in petrol or acetone to remove any trace of grease.
The material for the housings of the holders serve as a scrap sheet of plywood with thickness of 18 mm.
Retreating from the edges 70 and 140 mm, the author puts the label based on which forms two rounded contour. These parts will need to make two pair.
The parts for fastening top rod and mark the centres, then, with the help of the crown drilled holes slightly larger diameter of logs used (24 mm).
The workpiece is fixed on a workbench with a clamp, and the master cut both pairs of parts using an electric jigsaw.
In the second pair drilled small holes under the axle on the sprocket.
Cut out a rectangular sole, the author sticks to her first eye, and fixes it on the back side with screws.
So the gear is not shifted in different directions, into the holes boarded up a short dowel.
It remains to be determined star, and glue the second eye.
The author cut out six such rings, all using the same crown. These rings are placed on the bar with both sides of the mounts.
The ends thicker logs are made of 24 mm blind hole with a pen drill.
Using the miter box and hacksaw from the workpiece cut off the two plugs, and the surface polished with emery paper.
These plugs are glued to the ends of the lower shaft-weighting.
On one side of the rotary rod fixed return sprocket with two rings and hot glue.
All visible wooden elements are treated with stain.
After it dries on the middle part of the rod is glued a strip of thin double-sided tape.
Secure the edge of cloth or paper standing alone, stretching it along the shaft.
Everything is ready and fixing roller blinds can be screwed to the wall. Bottom mount chain should be fixed last, considering the distance to the upper sprocket, and chain length.
Here’s a roller shutter for workshop happened in the author.
By the way, Aliexpress is proposed here is a smart actuator for blinds and roller shuttersenable you to open and close on a schedule, or depending on the light.
In addition, the device is controlled from a smartphone and is powered by a solar battery or a power supply.
I thank the author for a simple but useful device for the workshop!
All good mood, sound health, and interesting ideas!
The author’s video can be found here.
Hello, dear readers and DIY!