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Old 08-27-2017, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My first little hiccup. I'm
using the Niles kits & bits exclusively. Question to those using the insert technique. I used a 1/2" Forstner to drill
Into the base of the blank. I cannot get the insert to self thread. It will not take/grab. I'm
applying pressure but that's not working. What am
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I don't use the Nilies hdw, but sometimes (esp with a soft wood) I can't cut threads or get a blank to grip my stopper mandrel tight enough. When that happens, I drill out a 1/2" or 3/4" hole about 1" deep and glue in a piece of dowel rod. Let it set, the. Start over - never a problem with the harder dowel plug & no one knows it's there.
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I don't use the Nilies hdw, but sometimes (esp with a soft wood) I can't cut threads or get a blank to grip my stopper mandrel tight enough. When that happens, I drill out a 1/2" or 3/4" hole about 1" deep and glue in a piece of dowel rod. Let it set, the. Start over - never a problem with the harder dowel plug & no one knows it's there.
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I got the insert inserted. The insert would not take thread using a hex wrench. Out of conversation I
screwed the brass insert onto the threaded mandrel and let the tail stock assist.
Also some power by "Armstrong". Turned headstock manually. I will
call Ruth for the best method.
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Tony...thanks for your help and your time. It's people like you make the hobby slightly more fun and special. Ands thanks to everyone that chips in. IAP is a great dedicated forum.
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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It started out as a hat but went south. I'll put on a few coats of Bulleye finish/sealer and move on. Bottle stoppers are a prelude(for me)to Pool
Cue joint protectors.
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Just need a bottle to fit under it and I'm in business.
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The detailed spindle work came out fantastic. I'm quite impressed with your creativity.
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The detailed spindle work came out fantastic. I'm quite impressed with your creativity.
Thank you. That is my mind on chisels. .
Thanks again for your help last week. I enjoy benefiting from your experience/knowledge. It's the willingness to share that makes this hobby special. We learn from each other.
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Someone mentioned to use a guitar string to burn lines. Use a thin or thick string?...steel not nylon right? I'm using abrasive cords and they break real fast. Thanks, Frank
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