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Big Printed Lead Screw

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So I have decided I was gonna redo my living room and wanted to change the shelf that is under the tv.

That shelf will be made of 2 or 3 thick (1 inch maybe) wood plank of about 7 feet each and wanted to use thick lead screws like these to make the feet. I should use 6.

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with screwnut:

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Now the question is:

Should I print those instead? I would probably need to do 2 set of 6 screws of 15-20cm each. I'm thinking at least half a inch wide. I would change the threads to be easier to print.

Could be pretty cool in bronze, copper, brass or stanless fill for the finish.

 

Anyone think it would be too weak? The TV is on the wall.

 

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I know that BronzeFill isn't very strong, depending on what is going to be on the shelf you might want to go for XT or something stronger maybe?

 

Strong in what way? Compression strength and tensile strength are two quite different things :)

 

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