Small Projects #13: Covered Pipe

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Blog entry by Madmark2 posted 02-09-2020 04:02 AM 267 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In an ongoing effort to come up with new pipe ideas (and because the customer specifically asked) here is a pipe with a lid.

The pipe started as 5/4 jatoba that I was ripping square profile slabs for pipe blanks. The last piece left about a 3/8” grain matched cutoff.

I used a little glue and a piece of newspaper to tie the cutoff back onto the pipe once the bowl and stem were drilled. Once the glue dried I was able to drill and tap a 6-32 hole about 5/8” deep thru both pieces. Jatoba is tough enough to be threaded and hold stainless steel machine screws.

After shaping on the belt sander and working up from 120, 240, and 400 grit the paper separated on it’s own from the 5” ROS vibration on the top of the lid. At this point the hole in the lid was enlarged to 3/16” (#6 clearance hole). This means that the friction of the lid motion cen be tweaked by SLIGHTLY tightening the cap screw.

A little final sanding to get the remains of the paper off and then two coats of wax to finish it off.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#1 posted 02-12-2020 03:19 PM

Pretty cool especially for using up small pieces. I would countersink the hex screw but that’s just me.

-- Darrel

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#2 posted 02-12-2020 03:30 PM

I agree and counter sunk the 2nd one.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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