turning cork

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

  1. Keith Hunter New Member

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    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. Tony Mull Member

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  3. Keith Hunter New Member

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    Tony,
    That's what I thought. It's interesting how the catalogs say they do.
    Thanks,
    Keith
  4. Tony Mull Member

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    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. Keith Hunter New Member

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    Tony,
    That is exactly the direction I am heading right now.
    Thanks,
    Keith
  6. Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

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    You need a light woodworking lathe; with adequate distance between centers and a variable speed. And a dust collector and mask, goggles etc.