I am trying to figure out a way to clamp a piece of ring wax
from the inside so that it would spin evenly and not throw a
home-made wax lathe out of kilter. I am using a small motor
to turn the wax and would like to use hardwood to clamp the
wax because it is light. The clamping system has to be
symmetrical so that the weight is balanced.
Not a problem. If you have access to a lathe, make 2 pieces that
will clamp together. The pieces would be shaped in such a way,
they when they are clamped together they form so mething similar
to a pulley. The pieces would have to be tapered enough to hold
all inside ring sizes, but not too tapered so that small sizes
wouldn’t touch the sides when it screwed together. ring width
can be as variable as you want with the length of the screw you
use to anchor the 2 pieces.
On the shaft, there is a back plate that will keep the right
side from slipping down towards the motor.
I was thinking on making one of these from an old screw shaft
and aluminum. so it would fit in my flex shaft.
Not an artist, but this would get ya close.
Screw–> |3D3D3D| Shaft