turning cork

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Keith Hunter, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Do the 11 RPM motors on the Pac Bay and American Tackle Power Wrappers really have enough torque and speed to turn cork?

    Thanks,
    Keith
     
  2. doubt it
     
  3. Tony,
    That's what I thought. It's interesting how the catalogs say they do.
    Thanks,
    Keith
     
  4. 11 rpm would just be too slow. an old dale clemens book i had recommended using an electric drill with adjustable speed. the illustration ran the drill from a foot pedal off an old sewing machine, so you could control the speed with your foot. the drill was just mounted with a large hose clamp attached to a wooden stand. seems like he recommended about 150 rpms.
     
  5. Tony,
    That is exactly the direction I am heading right now.
    Thanks,
    Keith
     
  6. You need a light woodworking lathe; with adequate distance between centers and a variable speed. And a dust collector and mask, goggles etc.
     

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