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Old 01-02-2013, 05:10 PM   #27 (permalink)
Join Date: Aug 2007

Originally Posted by arjames View Post
Just use some steel tube pretty much same as above prob .120 thick at least use some cardboard so you don't mark the ball up double thick just in case, make sure there are no sharp edges and its as square as possible. The bigger the dia of pipe you use the better hold you will have. just make sure you have your work area exposed. and take small cuts use several steps to get up to the dia you need and make damn sure your bits are sharp and not melting the acrylic. Too much speed will also melt it I would prob start around 2k rpm's and go from there.
Yea, tube/hollow bar would work nicely, quicker to prep on the lathe too
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