My first butt is ready for final sanding and I am really happy with it so far.
I was thinking I would do the pin next, or is it better to do the finishing and do the pin last?
My reasoning was that I might mark the finish doing it first.
Am I on the right track here?
I install my pins early on around when the joint is .900 and then I turn everything around the pin mounted on centers. I have been doing it that way since my second build in about 1997. Never seen any reason to change and can't see any shortcomings but several benefits. If i'm using a full length core I install the pin in the rough core and turn the core around the pin for perfect
You are right, this is the best way for sure!!
And what happens if you want to thread the collar with your screw sticking out some 1.25" ?
You have two inch long thread mill ?
If the core warps, you just wasted a screw .
Joint screw install after the final turn is one of those setups and skill you will eventually have to learn .
What if the screw gets bent ? What if the screw has no center hole like the Uniloc QR?
the shaft centers on the OD of the pin
This it what I do when cutting a wrap groove on a wrapless cue
I dont need a center hole in the pin to put anythings between the center, I always work with a steady rest and special tool adaptor that I made myself.
You have two inch long thread mill ? :grin: