Originally Posted by OnaWingandaPrayer
I like how this is shaping up . Sorry you lost the first cap but learnig is not always inexpensive . So if I understand after the "button" is pressed in then you go back to the lathe and finish the outside . Nice . I bet you could even do a set with spikes for a real custom look .
A thought to offer . Being aluminum , I would think ( thats dangerous) you could get the .002 fit and not have to force it . I think you could warm the cap enough that the button could drop in . You could freeze the button if you needed just a bit more fit clearence.
Looking good .
I am wondering how it will hold under heat. Another thought i had was to cut a tiny v groove at the split line where the button and the cap meet. I could then lay a thin bead of solder for a more positive hold. A little more effort but may be necessary. I could polish or turn away the excess easily on the lathe. You would never see it.
If you go fast enough your never in one spot long enough to get hurt