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    Great looking pen Gary.

    I drill my wood blanks and leave them over night, then next day check if the tube will fit in the blank, if not run the drill bit through the blank again.

    It is surprising how much the timber will move.
    If I can find the photos I will show you.

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    The lathe itself needs to be upgraded
    I had that problem with the first proper lathe i had, mine was the headstock moved, I cracked the shiites and bought my Vicky, problem solved.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wm460 View Post



    I had that problem with the first proper lathe i had, mine was the headstock moved, I cracked the shiites and bought my Vicky, problem solved.
    The lathe I have was second hand from eBay and was just meant as a tester sort of thing, really to see if I actually like turning.

    I always knew it would have to be upgraded but just was not expecting it to be so soon

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garno View Post
    The lathe I have was second hand from eBay and was just meant as a tester sort of thing, really to see if I actually like turning.

    I always knew it would have to be upgraded but just was not expecting it to be so soon
    Keep it for when you wet sand resin blanks or convert it to a sander.

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    Definitely will be keeping it, I was thinking about putting buffing wheels on it, or maybe make a ledge so I can present the ends of the blank at 90 degrees to square them off with a sanding disc on the headstock.

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garno View Post
    I'm no longer convinced it's the drill bits Phil, I think it is too much play with the tailstock that is causing the problems.

    I noticed today that there is a lot of movement with the Jacobs chuck when it is in the tailstock also the tailstock itself needs a bit of effort for me to get it to be centred, what I mean is when I present the drill bit to the blank it is in the lap of the gods if it is central. The lathe itself needs to be upgraded and I will do that at the end of the month (borrowing a little to pay for it) Axminster Craft AC305WL Woodturning Lathe - 230V : Amazon.co.uk: Business, Industry & Science Exciting times ahead
    From looking a youtube videos you & I are not alone in having 'play' when drilling on the lathe, turning the chuck by hand while slowly advancing the tailstock seems to help once centered proceed with care to drill as normal . Anyway - shiny new lathe woo hoo! enjoy
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    I drilled a couple of blanks for Headwinds a couple of days ago using an 11/32 drill bit.The tube was a very tight fit despite double checking with a vernier.Moving up a drill size to 23/64 soon sorted things out.Never hammer tubes in,you run the risk of distorting the tube/splitting the blank.
    Grumpier by the day.

     
     
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