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  1. NT_2112

    How about a 3d printed ER32 collet? Let's give it a shot.

    I wanted to see if I could hold a square pen blank in an ER32 collet on my lathe. So, starting with this: I coverted the center hole into a square and 3d printed this design: And got this result before removing printing supports: And after cleaning it up a little: Hoping I get a...
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    Use of Collet Chucks instead of 3-jaw?

    I have just acquired a new Micro Lux 7 X 16 with a three Jaw (5/8" pass-thru) chuck. I am considering getting an independent 4-jaw (3/4" pass thru) plus ER-32 collets (18 piece, which claim full coverage over the range from 0.08" to 0.787"). The idea would be to use the collets all the time...
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    Drilling Pen Blanks with a Router Table

    Hi all. I have just started using metric drill bits in a router table to drill pen blanks. = I would recommend this method for WOOD ONLY pen blanks, as the plastic blanks would probably melt from the fast drill. The whole process takes about 15 seconds at 10,000 rpm, the slowest router setting...
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