18 years ago
Just posted some pix of the procedure I used to cut this glass tubing.
I had tried just about everything, and tried a lot of different
suggestions, but just wasn't having any luck. Received a diamond
disk, made an arbor for a small motor for it, clamped motor to
lathe carriage, chucked the glass tube in the lathe, added
a water feed (hand held/controlled siphon tube out of a gallon
jug), and fed in the cross-slide ..... SUCCESS. Only had to
touch up the ends a bit with a diamond hone and it's finished.
The last picture in the dropbox is of the "uncompleted" oiler
for a Hit n Miss engine just a little over 2" high. The top glass
is the oil reservoir, and there is a tiny tube of glass in the
bottom for the "drip" to go through. Thanks for all the
suggestions/help from everyone. Glad *this* part is done :-)
If you want to see my crude setup, the link is: