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IPad stylus tip - (How to turn small parts on a Jet lathe), I made this at Tech Shop!

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Make this brass tip for holding stylus rubber nibs! This is the hardest part of making your own capacitive stylus!  I needed a brass tip to hold the rubber nib for my pressure sensitive stylus I'm developing. This instructable will show you my stylus tip plans and tips for how to create this on the metal lathe at tech shop.  I made this at Tech Shop San Jose! http://www.techshop.ws/

Step 1: Gather Materials

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3/8"  x 12"   Brass Rod -- I picked this up at OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware) in Northern California USA

Cheap iPad Stylus w/ Rubber Tip -- You need this only for the rubber tip, the one I used is the "rocket fish" brand from best buy


Tools:

Jet Lathe
lathe cutting tools - Carbide Triangle Tip and Straight cut-off tool
six sided collet holder
3/8"  5C Collet 
M4x0.5 Tap and Die