|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 07-08-2015 02:35 AM||1478 views||2 times favorited||22 comments|
I recently bought a ring size mandrel and it was advertizes as ” silver metal”, which was really aluminum. I was worried that it would get dinged up rolling around in my tote when I take it to shows so I make this tube to keep it in. The tube is about 10 1/2” long and made from female box elder. I step drilled it before I turned it. It is drilled 10 ” deep from 1’.... down to 3/4”... down to 5/8”. I had no way for drilling the deep holes so I made some 15” long 3/4” and 5/8” drills by welding tubing onto to standard twist drills. They got the job done easily. The last 2 shots are the drilling operation. These are the only process shots I took.
Then I experimented with threading the box elder and it was too soft and tore up the threads each time I tried. So I bought some PVC threaded pieces and cut off the threads and glued them into the wood pieces and now the cap screws on.
It is finished with clear lacquer.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!