I have a project where I use a threaded rod to allow a piece to move up and down the rod when rotated (much like a deodorant stick) now I need to fix the threaded rod to it's container in such a way that still allows the rod to rotate but not allow it to move any other way. My idea is to use a bearing between the rod and the container. The only way I can think to do so would be to weld the bearing to the rod. Is a simpler way or an already made piece of hardware to do this sort of thing?
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Put a thrust bearing in the container and then, on the rod you can put a washer followed by two nuts. Tighten the nuts against each other so they don't move. Or maybe a nylock nut.
Assuming I'm understanding your question right.