2021-03-29 (M) T-Handle HitchPinCover First Model

Cotterless hitch pins are a convenient way to secure two parts. They typically have a keychain-style ring at one end, but those are not always desirable. They look utilitarian, and I wanted to do better with a substantial printed handle.

I modeled this off a few parts I saw online, but they only came on large diameter pins, and I wanted to use them on 1/4" diameter versions. I estimated a few dimensions and built one in OpenSCAD.
Rotating view of handle

The result was pretty good but needed some improvements. I underestimated the size of screw I could put through the pin, and I would like to use a countersunk screw on one side and model a nut socket on the other side. The next revision will look a bit different.
Installed handle

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