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02-12-2011, 11:23 AM
I'm trying to find a supplier of what I think are called ferrules or mounting cups. I know Penn State Ind. has just one and it's the wrong size.It's the metal piece you see between the hair and the body of the brush. ANY IDEAS Gents?
02-12-2011, 11:27 AM
depending on what size knot you're using, here's a 22mm OD
would probably work with a 22mm knot (usually ~21.5mm actual diameter)
02-12-2011, 11:36 AM
I just make my own out of copper or brass thinwall tubing,easy to do.
02-12-2011, 11:43 AM
wow..what a simple idea...and a pretty brush too
02-12-2011, 12:10 PM
one I just finished with double ferrules
02-12-2011, 04:48 PM
I had thought about using the thinwall tubing ,Yours looks really sharp! Thanks for the ideas
02-16-2011, 06:47 PM
Not exactly what you are looking for (but could give a creative mind other options :wink: ), Lee Valley tools has these:
They come unpolished and a bit scuffed, but they polish up to a mirror shine on a buffing wheel in two seconds flat.
BTW, phone them up and they will send you a 275 page woodworking tool catalog free of charge, they also have a hardware fixtures and gardening tools catalog free for the asking. Truly a great company to deal with:thumbup1:
05-23-2011, 07:42 PM
was asked to explaine in this thread how i fit the copper ferrules.
I cut and sqaure up the thinwall tubing,brass or copper.
Than on the lathe,undercut (carefully) where I want to fit the ferrule,get it to almost a press fit using a fine file or 100 grit paper,apply epoxy than tap it in place,is actually better to press it in with block of wood using the tailstock as the press.
Later I file it to size while spinning on the lathe.
to get the Rounded finished edge,I take a hard piece of steel with the lathe running and sort of roll the edge by resting it on the toolpost and slowly applying pressure.
Thats the way I do it.
05-23-2011, 08:57 PM
So, if I understand you correctly, you fit it as a ring at the end of the work, then slowly bend the outer edge of the ring to be the inner edge of the ferrule?
05-24-2011, 03:51 AM
In a sense,yes,actually it is called forming,with a polished piece of steel and some pressure against the thinwall.it will conform to shape.
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