I have tried that a few times.
Holding the pipe in my lathe chuck, pushing the swage in with the tail stock. Have not yet been very successful. Perhaps I need a better way to hold the pipe. My 3 jaw chuck cannot grip the pipe tight enough to to keep it from spinning, without crushing it. Perhaps a mandrel inside the pipe to prevent the chuck from crushing it, or make a collet type adapter for the chuck.
mwmkravchenko (Oct 24, 2021)
Make a six-sided die block for your three jaw or a 4-sided (as seen in the video) if you have a 4-jaw. The trick is to apply gunsmith rosin to the inside of the die. If you have almost total containment (impingement) it works every time.
Last edited by Saltfever; Oct 25, 2021 at 03:18 PM.
mwmkravchenko (Oct 26, 2021)
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