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#1 badboy6070bce

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 01:22 PM

Hi everyone. Seen a lot of interest about winding checks here.

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Go make or get a pen mandrel, then go on a penmaking website and get some fancy coloured acrylic blanks. You can akso make some nice reel seats out of these and theres so many colours you can use.
A tip.., cut a 1 inch slug of the blan then drill the required size hole for your rod. Use masking tape and build up the mandrel shaft so the slug is tight. Cut the excess tape flush with the edge of the slug then fit the spacers.
Use a SHARP tool. (I use a skew). Turn to size and cut off.

Heres a pic.  Look below

Thats my contribution for today.

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 03:17 AM

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Go it now


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 03:23 AM

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#4 John T.

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 08:20 AM

Interesting.  Put it on my list of things to do/try.  Do you use a parting tool when you get the desired profile?  I noticed the piece in the lathe was longer than the finished winding check.  Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 02:00 PM

Hi John, the piece was just a little scrap I had left over.
I turned the tapered right side first then cut a mark for the width 2nd, then cut another 1/4 inch to the left and cut out the middle so I could get a big skew in when parting off.
I took a little off the inside as if you had countersunk it a little so it would fit . Flush with the cork.
Do not remove from the mandrel and
Finish off with a really shall scraping chisel.

I made a little Delrin tapered spacer. (In black)

Sand with a 400 grit then 600. When no marks are shown then T cut and polish.

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#6 John T.

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 05:45 PM

Thanks for the information.  Need to try that for something different.


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