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Old 04-14-2018, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Convert Designer NT to tenon?

I have some Designer NT kits, that I'd like to add a tenon to, to keep the center band from spinning.

Has anyone ever drilled out the centerband to fit a tenon? Were you happy with the results? Did it mess up the plating on the centerband?


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Old 04-14-2018, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have done several of the originals but not the NT. Thinking about it and looking at the instructions I would consider if I thought I could get a good bond just gluing the center band to the top when they join or using a slightly longer tube for the top to give more surface to glue to before I would look at drilling out the centerband and cutting a tenon.

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Old 04-15-2018, 04:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I wouldn't trust getting a good bond on that small surface area you describe. That's why I want to drill out the centerband. Hmmmm

Anyone else ever try drilling out the centerband?

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Old 04-15-2018, 08:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Maybe just lucky, but I did get a good bond by gluing (med CA) the CB (the spinning was driving me crazy - my clients didn't care though). I don't recommend the practice though.
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