HAND ANCHOR MODIFICATION
 
Following on from the child spork, our young client needed a suction grip to help her position herself at the table.
 
The Rifton Anchor range would be a popular choice, but their K821 Hand Anchor was too large a diameter at over an inch, for a very young child.
 
The base was retained, but the mechanism and handle was completely replaced with a bespoke turned aluminium assembly. The original handle can still be refitted in the future.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hand Anchor handle is a very tight press fit at the top and needed carefully prising apart to avoid damage once the two screws towards the bottom of the handle had been removed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The existing mechanism was too large a diameter to re-use. The nut is 3/4 inch AF, on a 1/2 inch acme thread. The split pin at the base of the mechanism was drifted out, leaving a square spigot around 1/4 inch across.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The new M12 threaded spindle ready to attach to the spigot. It is a very tight interference fit, and an M4 bolt through the spigot ensures it cannot come off.
 
 
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The new handle and T bar assembly.
 
 
 
 
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Completed assembly covered in adhesive lined heat-shrink sleeve.
 
The final diameter was about 18mm. 
 
 
 
 
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