|Project by MOJOE||posted 01-06-2013 07:09 PM||855 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
The first picture shows my first stopper from a Rikon 70-050VS. I had some trouble with the PSI mandrel/drill bit combo I purchased. The supplied bit is too big in my opinion (23/64)....can’t turn without the tailstock. To remedy the situation, I drilled the second blank with a 5/16 bit and tapped with a 3/8×16 tap…...worked just fine.
The taller stopper (number 1) was sanded to 600 grit and burnished with sawdust. The second was sanded to 600 grit them polished with HUT Crystal Coat.
I still need a lot of practice, so all critiques are welcome.
-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!