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Posted on how to reduce the diameter of a 1" metal post?

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 08:26 PM

with 1/32 of an inch in diameter that you have to remove, that is only 1/64” from the surface total.

I would recommend using a sander with a high grit considering the little amount of material you have to take off. I would think a grinder could cut to much into the post and make is sloppy.

You could also do something similar to the hole… turn a small dowel that will fit into the hole with a little play, spray some adhesive on it, and wrap it tightly with the paper, chuck that up into your drill press or hand drill and spin it to sand down the interior… once the hole is large enough, put another layer of sandpaper to thicken it, and go at it some more. I think this would give you a more uniform fit, and it will also prevent you from having to do it over again when you buy new tool rests.

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