Posted November 25, 2013
I don't use the supplied dowels, I turn a tenon just a bit larger than .50". No need for glue and have had no failures yet.
Of two packs of 10, fifteen...
Posted April 7, 2011
Of two packs of 10, fifteen of the stoppers needed to have the silicon sealing section glued onto the wood portion. Also, the 9mm bit recommended resulted in too large a hole for all 20. I actually had to use 3 different sized bits because of significant differances in size of the male portion of the stoppers.
The stoppers I have purchased from...
Posted February 28, 2011
The stoppers I have purchased from Rockler are all opaque clear. I have found that a 21/64 brad point drill makes a tight fit hole, burnish the dowels for a nice fit. Clear silicone sealant holds the silicone stopper part well. After gluing the dowel in your handle, remove the silicone stopper, put some sealant near the bottom closest to the dowel press/turn on the silicone stopper leaving a little around the base where it meets the handle you make. CA glue and Titebond 3 did not hold the silicone stopper to the wooden dowel well at all for me. To burnish, remove the silicone stopper part, chuck the wooden part that the stopper fits over in a drill drill press is easiest. turn on the drill and push the dowel thru a hardwood block 3/4 oak works well that you have drilled a 21/64 hole thru, go slow and move all the way up and down the dowel till very smooth burnished. This technique works well for toy axles as well, wheels spin very nicely then.
Ordered 1 10-pack of the stoppers....
Posted February 18, 2011
Ordered 1 10-pack of the stoppers. I was concerned as previous folks had said the stoppers were a little sloppy in the 9 mm hole recommemnded. I now know why-the stopper shank is only 325 thousandths-that's 8.26 mm! no wonder the 9 mm drill bit is too big! If you buy these, be sure to mic the shank bfore drilling.
A poor craftsmen blames his tools!...
Posted July 13, 2010
A poor craftsmen blames his tools! These are the best stoppers on the market and I don't even work with wood.I work with glass and I have searched EVERY place on the web for a cheaper and better product and have not found any.