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  1. junkman

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    What's a good starter setup to practice on a few jugs with ? What kind of bits work good ? and size ?
     
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    Brian, just get a Dremel and a flex shaft. Then you need some burrs. I like the non-ferrous cutters because they never load up. Also, get sanding cartridges and mandrels.
     
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    If you're going to be doing more than 3-4 saws, I'd suggest that you get a knockoff foredom flex drive with foot petal, a cc specialties rt angle, and a straight handpiece.

    Won't be too expensive, the rt angle is the pricey one, but you're going to be doing more saws than you think
     
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    Agreed.....if you do a few and see that it's something you're interested in continuing.
     
  5. junkman

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    The harbor freight motor works fine. The CC right angle can be sold later if you don't want to keep doing them and not lose much of anything.
     
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    There are some 'Foredom' copies on Ebay with flexshaft, foot control and handpiece for $70-$120. Not sure what they'd be like but with Dremels being China made they might be worth a shot. Since buying a Mastercarver setup for porting, I have found the unit useful for a gazillion other things as well. Great tool to have hanging in the shop whether you port or not.
     
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    What do you guys use to smooth the transition from plating to bare metal.
     
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    CC Specialty has some pretty good sale prices on right now on their porting kits.
    I plan to get a kit really soon. I just need to free up a few bucks that I've got tied up in a couple saws first.
     
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    I'd like to make some mandrels for cutting chambers. Where do you guys get the plastic ( I think it's called Delron) from to make your mandrels? Any one maybe have a link?
     
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    Ebay. I switched to aluminum now. About the same price
     
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    What would be a good length for marking a mandrel? 12" or maybe longer?
     
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    I make mine 8", and make a different diameter on each end.
     
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    8" is better. Less mass hangingon the Chuck on these smaller lathes.
     
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    Do you use the same mandrel in your lathe to hold the cylinder as you use for cutting the chambers?
     
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    Agree with the 8" mandrel length.

    China/hf flex shaft and a cc rt angle.
    Recommend a 1/8 & 3mm collet as the budget burrs can vary/mislabeled
    Same with the diamond grit burrs. And some small split mandrel. Love those things for finishing exhaust.
     
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    Thank you I've ground and smoothed exhaust and intake but never into the cylinder.
     
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    Some I do. A lot of mine are 12" and I've made shorter ones for the lathe and just kept those for the chambers
     
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