Dan Tryon replied to Jeremy Platt's discussion Mandrel creation and release
"5 gallon bucket taper! Plus 4 coats of paste wax. The perfect lamp shade!
Perhaps I had too much time on my hands that week. :-)"
Dec 30, 2016
Dan Tryon replied to Jeremy Platt's discussion What I have made so far
"What technique do you use to slip the finished product off the mandrel?  I have tried several different things and am still searching for the perfect mold release solution - even for simple poles like yours."
Dec 30, 2016
Dan Tryon replied to Nicholas Finch's discussion Finishing Tips and tube thickness
"I had the same problem with glass and carbon getting caught in the ends of the delivery head roller.  I have a simple modification that has fixed the problem. Two short pieces of PVC or wooden dowel. Slight flat on one side and screwed to the bracke…"
Dec 30, 2016
Dan Tryon replied to Sam Groll's discussion Issues Please Help
"I am experiencing this same problem.  The motions at the right end of the machine are NOT THE SAME as the motions at the left end of the machine!  Quite frustrating.  I am at least glad that others have this same issue."
Oct 25, 2016
Dan Tryon replied to Sam Groll's discussion Issues Please Help
"When I assembled my machines the metal delivery head roller was at 45 degrees as well.  I am confident that I assembled it according to the drawings but it seemed off by 45 degrees for every move the machine made.  Then I scoured every photograph an…"
Oct 25, 2016
Dan Tryon replied to Walker Martin's discussion Almost up and running!
"I run test windings with string, thread, yarn, etc.  Lots of cheap materials to work out patterns before switching to carbon or glass.  I use a drill to wrap the "test string" back onto a piece of PVC pipe when I'm done.  Then I reuse the test strin…"
Oct 21, 2016
Dan Tryon replied to Jeremy Platt's discussion Mandrel creation and release
"I have success with collapsable mandrels. "
Oct 21, 2016