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can anyone identify this lathe attachment (used for turning disks into "bowls") ? Answered

Hey I'm looking for the name and/or other informations about this lathe attachment

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1525424/how_its_made_silver_miniatures/

used for turning (silver) disks into "bowls"  (I'm talking about the attachment used for holding the disks)

really hope you can help me!! thanks :)


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thanks, really helps!

Try the word Mandrel, it looks like a good start.

L

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Mandrel with matching tailstock to keep the piece firmly clamped in there.

Its not so much a tool, as a work support - as L. says, a mandrel. Here its being used for metal spinning.