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    Headwind attempt

    Well always late to the party, here is my go at a headwind.

    First thing you will notice is that It is not a fountain pen the blank sort of exploded on the lathe, strange as I still had a couple of mm left. Nice bit of purple heart gone to wood heaven

    Nice bit of Spalted Oak (I think I got it from @Neil Mr Lawton or @flexi)

    I ended up hammering the tube into the blank with a rubber mallet and no glue, seemed to of worked out OK.
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    Its turned out good, finish looks OK as well. Well Done.

    However, you shouldn't be "hammering" the tubes in to place.

    If they don't fit then drill the hole a little bigger. if you don't have the correct drills then wait until you do.

    You might have got away with it this time but maybe not next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver View Post
    Its turned out good, finish looks OK as well. Well Done.

    However, you shouldn't be "hammering" the tubes in to place.

    If they don't fit then drill the hole a little bigger. if you don't have the correct drills then wait until you do.

    You might have got away with it this time but maybe not next time.

    Thought we had explained the basics to you before mate!
    I only did it out of frustration due to losing the Purple Heart blank for no reason.

    Who was it who had the catchphrase "I could crush a grape"? Well I know how he feels, stupid exploding blank ...............

     
     
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    Gary is not known for his patients

    As above, you have been lucky... Put the hammer down

    It's a lovely piece of wood so defo Neil's, and the results are really good...
    Well done mate
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    Turned out OK Gary, in spite of all the odds. Looks great in fact.

    Have you actually measured that drill bit yet?

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    Looking good well done.

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Dart View Post
    Turned out OK Gary, in spite of all the odds. Looks great in fact.

    Have you actually measured that drill bit yet?

    (just asking)

    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

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by flexi View Post
    Gary is not known for his patients
    Darn tootin

     
     
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    Looks good Gary was but it’s all been said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flexi View Post
    Gary is not known for his patients

    As above, you have been lucky... Put the hammer down

    It's a lovely piece of wood so defo Neil's, and the results are really good...
    Well done mate
    Patience... if he was known for his Patients he would be in prison by now!

    Ignore the La -de -Da drill sizes the companies give as most of the tubes are still made on stuff the Victorians sold to the Chinese. Just offer up the shaft size of the drill bit to the tube and that is the size you need.
    I can't decide whether to be a good example, or a horrible warning!

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