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Old 02-13-2018, 07:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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In addition to all the excellent suggestions above - use calipers to measure your kit components, and turn to these specs. When you end up with a blank that does not match the kit, you needed to be more careful (no insult intended, been there, done that!).

I'll second sanding the ends rather than carbide milling.

And as MRDucks2 mentioned, the blank may turn during turning. I actually incorporate this into my process. On the off chance that the bushing may not be totally plumb, I will stop turning, release the tailstock, rotate the blank 1/4 turn, retighten, and continue. I'll do this several times. It does help if I am a slight bit "out-of-round."

Oh well, food for thought! Use as you will.

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