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11-25-2010 12:55 PM

Nov. 25/10

Rick and I have been whipping up some bottle stoppers. We started out with the ””nouveau style we bought the kit which included the mandrel for the 11/32” opening.

I recently purchased some cork stoppers to give them a try. Unfortunately they have a smaller opening and thus require a smaller-sized mandrel to attach the wood to the lathe. (I hope I’ve worded that correctly.)

I don’t know the exact size of the screw … According to the one description it is “Threads are all 1/4-20.”.

Are there mandrels out there to fit this size? Or do we have to use another method to hold the wood onto the lathe?

the stoppers I ordered:

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#1 posted 11-25-2010 02:49 PM

You can easily make your own mandrel like this one.

But you can use a 1/4” hanger bolt instead of a sheet metal screw. Like this.

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#2 posted 11-25-2010 02:53 PM

I knew someone would have an easy solution!! Thanks Dick :)

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#3 posted 11-25-2010 02:55 PM

Your VELCUM! <(:O}&

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#4 posted 11-25-2010 03:03 PM

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#5 posted 11-25-2010 03:07 PM

I was just going to post the hanger bolt.
You beat me to it Dick, Nice !!
I have made my own mandrels before,
just be careful when you get to the mandrel.
It is easy to slip and turn it under size.
I usually turn it close to size of the diameter,
then use sandpaper while turning to bring it to size.
Just a thought,

Lisa

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#6 posted 11-25-2010 03:29 PM

Good point.. thanks Lisa.

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#7 posted 11-25-2010 04:21 PM

Also make it with a very strong wood, like hard maple. It’s less likely to split, or break.

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#8 posted 11-25-2010 06:53 PM

MsDebbie

Here is an idea similar to Dick’s.

The pictures is cut off slightly on the rite side but all this is is a machine blot with the head cut off (you’ll need a 1/4×20). The nut and washer provide a base for the blank- when screwed onto the threads. Put a Jacobs chuck in the head stock and then mount the un-threaded portion of the bolt in the chuck. Screw the blank onto the threads and your ready to go. You may need to shorten the threaded portion of the bolt if your stoppers are not very long. The beauty of this is that you can make any mandrel size for the cost of a bolt, washer and nut.

Lew

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#9 posted 11-25-2010 07:49 PM

oh Rick likes that idea.

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#10 posted 11-25-2010 09:20 PM

Thanks Lew,

I was thinking about something like that.

I chose the other, because it was easier to explain, but I like your idea much better.

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#11 posted 11-26-2010 03:37 AM

Maybe you could customise a pen mandrel perhaps.

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#12 posted 11-26-2010 01:01 PM

thanks everyone. I’ll let you know when we have success.

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#13 posted 11-27-2010 08:41 AM

I learned from this. Now I need to get a lathe.

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