extending the plunger on the Stomper

Discussion in 'Segmented Turnings Forum' started by David Baldrich, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. David Baldrich

    David Baldrich New Member

    Does any one have a good idea on how to extend the plunger so it can be used to glue up vessels taller than 10 in. My current thought is to thread a section of pvc pipe and screw it to the treads on top.
     
  2. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Or build the vessel in two halves (top / bottom), then join them on the lathe. I would be concerned with the shaft deflection as you get taller.
     
  3. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

  4. David Baldrich

    David Baldrich New Member

     
  5. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Some taller vases that I have done were certainly done in two sections, one was even three sections. Another that I did that was 12 inches tall I turned as I built each layer and sometimes adding two layers. I normally add each ring on the lathe so it does tie up the lathe while glue dries. I like to allow about 2 hours before I will attempt to turn a ring. This is my hobby so the time element is not that important to me.
     
  6. Lloyd Johnson

    Lloyd Johnson Administrator Staff Member

    If you go to Amazon and search for ‘sprinkler riser extension’, you’ll find just what you’re looking for. They come in a four pack and just thread on to the existing riser.
    Lloyd
     
  7. David Baldrich

    David Baldrich New Member

    Thank you . I think they would be perfect as they are 6 in. lengths .
     

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