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Posted on ideas on how to hold a ring on lathe for CA finish

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#1 posted 01-08-2012 07:10 PM

Thanks for the replies lizardhead, lukcon, DAllen… I agree, DAllen, that compressing from the outside would be great, and I do have a scroll chuck so I could probably fashion something. The only thing would be the potential of gluing the ring then to the holder, as they are not that wide, and trying to only finish 1/2 of something pretty narrow would be difficult.

I think I’ll try the wax paper – I should still be able to get a good friction fit for the application (it just needs to be snug, I probably won’t do the sanding with the wax paper in place). Then, I guess, I’ll just have to tear and sand the wax paper off the ring. I’m not sure if the silicon will work, but I’ll give it a shot too. I’d worry that it would provide too permanent of a slippery surface to the mandrel.

Thanks for the ideas guys… off to the shop!

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