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post #9 of (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by gastch View Post
Nice tie Mike.......what kind of mandril are you using there? The ones that cam with my adapter (cheap one) suck ass and its a constant battle to keep the tube from rotating even when its jammed up tight to the end.


The pin upon which the tube is mounted is a steel crochet hook. These are smoothly tapered, and come in a variety of sizes (end diameters), and should be available as 'vintage' items on the big auction site for around $1 each

Be sure to get the vintage steel ones, as modern versions are plastic or aluminium, & they're not up to the job.

These crochet hooks have a flattened area in the middle which can be gripped by the jaws of almost any standard hook vice.


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