Simple construction of a mandrel

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We will show you how to make a mandrel adapted to the motor sold on the store. Equipping your rod with a mandrel will allow you to hold it in place as it turns, making your work easier.

Necessary equipment:

  • 1 repair sleeve m/f diameter 40 (available at any hardware store for a few euros)
  • 1 piece of wood slightly larger than the sleeve
  • 1 pin
  • 3 bolts with nuts

First step: Attach the sleeve to the motor

  • Cut a piece of wood to the depth of the sleeve.
  • Also mark the location where the pin will be placed, at the small hole on the motor shaft, and drill it with a very small bit.
  • Sand down the edges to make the piece fit snugly into the narrower end of the sleeve.
  • Place the piece on the motor shaft and position the pin to hold the assembly together.

Second step: Create a fastening system for the rod

  • Put in place three bolts with nuts.
  • Position crossed rubber bands to hold the rod in place as it rotates, thanks to the grip created by the bands.

You can now use your chuck to work on your rod!

The ready-made solution

Would you prefer to order a professional mandrel already built up? Find this tool in the shop!

Credits : Matthieu Nesme

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