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Forum topic by Sawdust2012 posted 11-29-2014 08:05 PM 939 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sawdust2012

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11-29-2014 08:05 PM

I have a piece of marblewood i just finished turning which is stuck on a bottlestopper mandrel! I mean STUCK! I have tried gripping the mandrel with a wrench, and even put it in the freezer for a couple of mins thinking the metal would contract faster than the wood. Nothing has worked. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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#1 posted 11-29-2014 08:08 PM

Is it a screw-on type mandrel? If so, is it reverse-threaded?

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#2 posted 11-29-2014 08:12 PM

Hi NWM. Its a threaded mandrel. Yes, it is reverse threaded. Yes, I am trying to turn it the correct way. :)

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#3 posted 11-30-2014 01:29 PM

bet it isn’t

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#4 posted 11-30-2014 02:10 PM

Can you put the mandrel in a vise and use a strap-wrench to unscrew the piece?

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#5 posted 11-30-2014 02:22 PM

1- Soak it in water for a few days to let the wood swell, then dry it.
2- heat the metal to expand, then let it cool.
3- 1+2

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