bottle stopper kit - Penn State Industries

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BOTTLE STOPPER KIT
COMPLETE KIT CONTENTS:
BS1
• Chrome plated bottle stopper
• Threaded coupler insert
• 6 ring silicon or cork stopper
OTHER NECESSARY ITEMS:
BS10S
• Bottle stopper screw chuck kit
• #PK-BS1-M for 3/4" x16" tpi lathe
• #PK-BS1-MJ for 1"x8 tpi lathe
• Alternate: PSI screw chuck #PK-TOP-M or 4 prong
drive center (#1MT only) with a 3/16" and 3/8" dia.
drill bit
• 23/64" drill bit (included in PK-BS1 kits above)
• 2 part epoxy or insta-cure CA glue
Note: For best results and a high production rate, use
our bottle stopper screw chuck kit. If not available,
use #PK-TOP-M, or a 4 prong drive center. Either
will require enlarging the mounting hole to 3/8" for
assembly.
PREPARING THE BLANK FOR TURNING:
The blank size will vary based on your top profile
design. Generally, the blank size is 1-1/2" square x 2" 1/2" to 3" long
USING PSI BOTTLE STOPPER SCREW CHUCK:
• Mount the chuck on the head stock spindle.
• Mark the center of the end of the blank.
• Drill a 23/64" diameter hole, 3/4" deep in the wood.
(You may want to saw off the corners of the blank
before turning.)
• Mount the wood blank by screwing the exposed
thread into the hole you drilled. Hand tighten.
• Secure the blank by engaging the tail stock live
center for support. The wood is now ready to turn.
USING A SCREW CHUCK OR 4 PRONG DRIVE CENTER:
• Mark the center of the end of the blank.
• Drill a 3/16" diameter pilot hole 3/4" deep in the
wood at the center.
For a screw chuck: Affix the screw chuck to be used
on the lathe spindle. Thread the blank on the center
screw until it bottoms.
For a drive center: Mark the center of the opposite
end of the blank. Affix the drive center by tapping it
into the pilot hole you drilled. Mount both into
the morse taper in the head stock spindle. Bring in
the tail stock until the tip of the live center firmly
supports the blank for turning.
BS2
TURNING THE WOOD:
Turn the wood to your chosen profile. The end diameter at the base
of the wood should match the chuck diameter or turn down to 31/32"
diameter to match the Chrome stopper outside diameter. Finish and
polish the top to your specifications. Remove the top off the lathe.
ASSEMBLY:
If you used the bottle stopper chuck, spread either CA or 2 part epoxy
glue over the extended threads of the stopper. Screw in the wood on to
the stopper threads leaving no gap.
If you used either the screw chuck or the drive center, you must
enlarge the 3/16" hole.
To do so, you have to set the finished stopper top in a fixture to hold it
secure while you re-drill the larger hole.
To do so, you have to set the finished stopper top in a fixture to hold it
secure while you re-drill the larger hole. To do this, make a jamb chuck
by drilling a large hole in a wood blank (approximately 1" diameter).
Place the top in this hole upside down protecting the finished surface
from scratching. Now re-drill a 3/8" diameter hole over the 3/16" pilot
hole, 11/16" deep.
Spread glue over the extended thread of the stopper.
Insert and push the thread into the hole in the top to close the gap.
When dry, the bottle stopper is ready to use.
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