Stopper Mounting Options

 

edd777@adelphia.net

Here are five different methods to chuck a bottle stopper blank on your lathe. There are probably several more, but these are the one's I'm most familiar with.

Method # 1...my favorite, with chrome cone style stopper base: Blank is mounted using Arizona Silhouette's hefty mandrel in a drill chuck on the headstock. The blank was drilled with a 23/64" bit.

 

Method # 2...chrome cone style stopper base, using PSI's 1" X 8tpi chuck mounted on the headstock. The blank was drilled with a 11/32" bit.

Method # 3...Chrome cone style stopper base: Blank is mounted onto a worm-screw that comes with all Nova "scroll chucks". The blank was drilled with a 3/8" bit.

 

Method # 4...Berea All-Chrome stopper base: Blank is mounted using Arizona Silhouette's little mandrel in a drill chuck on the headstock. The blank was drilled with a 6mm or 15/64" bit

 

Method # 5...My least favorite. Chrome cone style stopper base: Blank is mounted using a 3/8" metal rod about 2" long, in a Nova scroll chuck. Note the nail that's used to wedge the blank onto the chuck. The blank hole is drilled with a 3/8" bit.

 



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