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Old 04-16-2018, 06:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by PatrickR View Post
In the case of the RAW kit, Iíve made a number of them as closed end. The first couple I made a mandrel, but figured out pretty quickly none is needed at all (if you are using a collet).
I've thought about this too. How exactly did you go about it? I've chucked up a spare cap in my collet chuck, and threaded on a whole pen to fix a finishing issue, but it was constantly spinning off thanks to the nice smooth threads.
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