|Project by rockmolsen||posted 04-16-2017 08:43 PM||401 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
First attempt at the stoppers. Quite EZ actually. The process is simple. You do need a mandrel, I tried following instructions to make my own using a 3/8 bolt but was unable to make it run true? I ended up ordering mine from Craft Supplies.
It is 3/8×16 TPI. Using the Drill press, drill a 11/32” hole as deep as your stopper threads, tap with a 3/8 tap. Use a light coating of some thin CA glue to add strength to the threads. I used the mandrel inserted into the Jacobs chuck in the head stock of the lathe. Thread on your blank ( I was using 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” x 3” pieces). Turn to desired shape, sand to a least 600, I went to about 1800 and finish with some EEE and either thin CA glue or OB shine juice.
The woods here are Spectraply, Cherry, Pecan and a cherry burl.
Thanks for looking
-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.