really smooth finish on it and i want it to blend in to the pipe that its going to sit on top of.
made a block of wood and screwed and glued it to the base of the block for the chuck to hold on to.
the block in the chuck ready to go, need to round it off untill fully circular first, then il zero it off and take layers of 0.5mm at a time unitll i get to the required size.
almost done sanding now, have gone through the grades of glass paper to 1200 grain, using water too, when it was spinning on the lathe i could almost see my reflection in the cone.
after cutting the block off the bottom the nose cone was complete, still need to paint it obviously but have finished making it now, placed it ontop of the tube to see how it fit, there is a small difference in size but the tube is bigger than the cone so when i glue it on i'll just sand the tube untill they're both flush against each other. quite happy with the nose cone, has only taken me a day really do design and make it, one of the major things ticked off the list.