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Old 03-05-2014, 07:14 PM
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I am finally going to glue up some rings tonight, I got my nice perfect mandrel in the mail yesterday.

I'll be using Titebond II but I still want to wax the mandrel as its hard enough to move the 12" of cork rings along the shaft not even glued up.

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I found a puck of bees wax at Ace, so I am going with that ... We shall see.

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Default Re: Mandrel wax?

Use it sparingly . I ruined a reamer by using too much wax. Gummed up the emery cloth and basically melted into it. Even a wire brush and my drill wouldn't clean it up. With Titebond I usually press the handle off using my lathe chuck and live center.

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I wish I'd asked sooner...they are all glued up and ready to go. So we'll see what happens. Actually I'll have to take a little out with a file before the reamer...being the cheap @ss I am I only bought a medium sized reamer.

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Petee, can you heat the reamer and get the wax to flow out? maybe burn it off?
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Use teflon plumers tape, cheap
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Default Re: Mandrel wax?

That's a good idea, I think I'll try that next time. But a hunk of wax is like $2, its not really about the cost. Of course I have Teflon tape around the house, I wish I'd thought of that!

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