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#16 John T.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 01:55 PM

SD, I checked the calendar.  Didn't realize this was Pick On Ron Day.  He's not wrong, just old. :ph34r:


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#17 steeldrifter

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 02:10 PM

I only pick on Ron on days ending with a Y.


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 02:44 PM

I use the same setup, I think a lot of us do.  Simple and it works.  I cut a notch in the bottom piece so I can load up the mandrel then just slip the top in the hole and drop the bottom in and tighten.  Just works a little easier.

 

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 05:47 PM

I have both but prefer the one Jeff posted, but I leave the mandrel in.

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 02:14 PM

This is how I do it.

I use the wooden jig with threaded rod. Spray a shot of WD40, no problems.

Also you could get a pen mandrel or make a large one so you can clamp up and turn/sand the cork without removing it from the jig/mandrel.

OR

Make one.., but a steel rod say 9-12 inches and with (whatever diam suits your cork hole).

Buy an appropiate die and threaded wing/nut to match match. Make the thread an inch long on one end. Turn some little spacers from delrin whatever lengths you want.

Drill a tiny hole on the threaded end with a stub drill for your revolving dead centre.
(Only have it 1 inch protuding out of your lathe chuck so it centres spot on).

This way theres no thread in the middle to cause problems. IT WORKS IKNOW, I HAVE ONE.

Cost. If you beg borrow the dies less than £5.

You could even make several for different rod bores.

Simple but very rewarding.

Hooe this helps. Any probs contact me and I will help.

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#21 John T.

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 06:47 PM

I would think that WD-40 on the threaded rod would get in the cork and keep the glue on the blank from sticking to the cork.


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