Peter McBride        Goldsmith / Jeweller
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Peter McBride
PO Box 135
Red Hill South VIC  3937
Phone:  03 5989 6501
Mob:   0419 518 357
Page updated: 10 May 2021


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spindle01.jpg (145666 bytes)  Aluminium slotted spindles - 12mm (nominal diameter)
on 2.3mm shanks. 

$33.00 inc. GST each.
(GST invoice will be provided)
Plus Post at cost (around $10.00 in AU)
Please contact me by phone or email to arrange payment and delivery.

These are used with lengths of various grades of emery paper cut to width, rolled up and taped.
Instruction for use below.

I make these on my 10mm a 8mm watchmaker's lathes using 12mm bar. 
Finished they are approx 11.8mm dia.
Recommended maximum 6000rpm


6 strips, near to 38mm each, are cut from a sheet of emery paper, and using old scissors two corners are cut off. 
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The strip is pulled over an edge to curl it up, and then fitted into the slot and bent over.
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Carefully and tightly rolled up to make a spiral, gaining about 0.5 to 1mm as it goes around (this presents a fresh edge as the used emery paper is torn away)
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