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Wax Jig


#1

I have seen that wax jig thing that you are talking about. As
far as the live center is concerned, it is a piece of brass rod
pressure fitted into a ball bearing. Forgive my naive nature,
but where would one find a ball bearing that one could pressure
fit into acrilic??

Well, for starters you could bum an old one off of one of your
nieborhood rollerblade freaks, and drill a hole exacly the same
size as the O.D. of the bearing. Don’t know any “rollerblade
freaks”? you could mosey on down to your local hobby shop that
specializes in remote controlled cars, and probably get one just
about any size from them. Tim Goodwin @tmn8tr


#2

Its not a ball bearing, it’s a bearing like you would find in
roller skates, with a hole in the middle that the rod fits in.
The outside of the bearing is pressure fit to the inside of the
hole in the acrylic, ect…

Ed
Ed Colbeth wanderer@sprynet.com
Student, Metalsmith
Fairhaven, Ma


#3

I have seen that wax jig thing that you are talking about. As
far as the live center is concerned, it is a piece of brass rod
pressure fitted into a ball bearing. Forgive my naive nature,
but where would one find a ball bearing that one could pressure
fit into acrilic??

Have you tried the Matt Mini Lathe? I have been using it for
awhile now and love it. I think it costs around 100.00, but it
is well worth it. You can also mount it in your bench vise.
Ken