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Unread postAuthor: AmYisroelChai » Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:09 am

Hi Everyone,

I recently noticed that there is a allot of people who have successful built wooden piston and there are those who are interested in building them.

I was wondering if anyone would mind posting their experience building wooden pistons.
From the really technical type using a lathe.
To the really simple kind of just matching up the right drill bit to the right PVC Pipe.
(Anyone who uses a drill bit to make a piston please post the size bit you used and the PVC you matched it up with.)

Thank you in advance.

PS
I am particularly interested in a wooden piston that fits into a 2” PVC T
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Unread postAuthor: super spuder » Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:14 am

i can tell you one thing, don't wast your time trying to make a wooden piston out of a square piece of wood using a drill press as a lath, it don't work, i spent 6 hours sanding on a piece of wood using the drill press to spin it and it still had flat spots :?
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:31 pm

Here man, click here. If you have any questions after checking out mine, just give a yell.
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Unread postAuthor: origin unknown » Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:13 pm

just use a dowel rod... duh!!!
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