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Offline Oil Derek

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Screw tip spouts & collars- when do you drill? Added Some Pix TC
« on: February 03, 2023, 02:10:12 AM »
When making horn tip collars and spouts, when do you drill/ream the hole?  What steps and procedure should I employ on the lathe? Or is a drill press used?

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« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 06:35:13 PM by Tim Crosby »

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Re: Screw tip spouts & collars- when do you drill?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2023, 02:40:37 AM »
I guess you could use a drill press but I surely prefer to use a lathe.
I am surely not a whiz at doing screw tip horns, so I will let others more adept at it than I chime in with their responses.

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Re: Screw tip spouts & collars- when do you drill?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2023, 05:50:15 AM »
Scott Sibley also put out a book on making southern banded horns.  Believe you can get it from TOTW

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Re: Screw tip spouts & collars- when do you drill?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2023, 01:42:02 PM »
 I went ahead and removed the posts on the missing file to clean things up.  TC

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Re: Screw tip spouts & collars- when do you drill?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2023, 03:27:14 AM »
Thanks Tim, those links are helpful but I havenít read them all yet.  When I study them Iíll be back with questions.

What I did read it appears that you drill the stock 1st prior to even roughing it out.  I donít know about the mandrel concept or have one.  Much to learn.

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Re: Screw tip spouts & collars- when do you drill?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2023, 06:33:58 PM »
What I did read it appears that you drill the stock 1st prior to even roughing it out.  I donít know about the mandrel concept or have one.  Much to learn.

 You can rough turn first a piece between centers (you will have to look it over good to find a spot to set it up, it probably is not going to be the center on both ends) to get an accurately drilled hole you will need a chuck. Chuck it up and bring the center on the tailstock up to the indent on the one end, then tighten the chuck, that way you will get a dead center hole. Once drilled it can go on a mandrel and be turned to whatever your looking for.   
 My ways, I know there are others this just works for me.

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Re: Screw tip spouts & collars- when do you drill? Added Some Pix TC
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2023, 04:09:08 AM »
Thanks again Tim.  Appears that I need to get pin jaws and a pen mandrel or collet mandrel system.