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Does anyone have an alternative to drilling the shallow 5/8 hole in the bottom of the vessel or bowl to accomadate the threased end (top) of the stomper. They say to just turn it out when you are done. I do some pieces that are too deep to do this.
What I have done in that case is to glue a small plug (3/4-1" dia. by1/2-1/4" long ) to the center of the bottom, drill the 5/8" hole in that, then turn what's left of the plug off. Could use a square block also. Hope this helps.
Thanks Brent.Thats what I was thinking. What if it is say 12" deep. I guess if it is a small opening just sand,finish and leave the impression there
I turned a small scrap round then drilled a 5/8" hole in the center. Use two sided tape to attach to the base, pop it off when the glue up is done.
I use a removable plug in the plastic plunger that has a sharpened screw in the center. I can remove it and use a longer dowel turned for a snug fit into the plunger for longer length or I turn some items in halves where appropriate. The sharpened screw center allows me to turn a small dimple into the center of the base so it isn't difficult to turn it away on completion of assembly. Alternately, if I use a thin floating base that doesn't leave much to turn away, I'll glue a plug onto the first ring after it's attached to the base using another method for centering it. I then turn that plug away when the assembly is complete to expose the floating base. I suppose you could do that at any ring level and not use any sort of plunger extender by gluing in a bridge and turn a dimple or a hole. that way some of the potential "slop" in the assembly is reduced. I'm sure there must be other ways to "skin" this cat.