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    Soup can mandrel

    Here is my mandrel which I will use to slow down my wood working Rockwell drill to make it more useful and easy to use in drilling metal at lower speed and with more torque. I poured aluminum that I heated in an old pottery kiln directly into a soup can. Then a buddy Rob,Soup can mandrel-homemade-shop-tools-008.jpg in Edmonton machined the flats and drilled and tapped the bottom for bolts. He also made pockets for the 3/4" I.D. bearings and fastened the large washers as retainers. During part of this he was giving me an excellent tutorial on how to setup and run the Haas CNC mill. Naturally I immediately forgot a bunch.

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    Altair (Apr 5, 2015), Captainleeward (Apr 6, 2015), high-side (Dec 6, 2019), Jon (Apr 5, 2015), JRock (Mar 27, 2018), kbalch (Apr 6, 2015), Markj (Mar 27, 2018), mwmkravchenko (Mar 27, 2018), Paul Jones (Apr 4, 2015), rlm98253 (Mar 27, 2018), Toolmaker51 (Mar 27, 2018), Trojan Horse (Oct 21, 2017)

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    Cool stuff. That's a nicely cast piece.

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    Thanks again for the kind remarks. This is the first forum I have ever truly participated in. I like that everybody keeps it clean> As it says in the country song " If your going to throw dirt you are going to lose ground."

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    Thanks Manitoba Man! I've added your Drill Mandrel to our Forging and Casting category, as well as to your builder page: Manitoba Man's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    That's homemade? Great work!

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    I like it. The ribs from the can are stylish.

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    Thanks for sharing, ALUMINIUM ROCKS

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    So cool, I like how you left the ridges on the casting, kind of "Andy Warholish" It looks exactly like something that would fit on my Gingery mill quite nicely.
    Cheers from Selkirk, MB.



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