Using a Banggood tool to make spacers
I needed 20 spacers, 2mm thick, 13mm OD, 5mm ID, to finish the carriage axles for the Armstrong model 80pounder RML.
I could have turned some 13mm OD, drilled a 5mm hole, and parted off the spacers in my lathe, but I know from experience, that the pieces never end up exactly the same thickness (in this case, 2mm thick).
So I decided to try a Banggood tool which has sat unused since I bought it many months ago.
So I cut off 25 disks, from a piece of waste brass, 2mm thick. The Banggood tool worked well, except that it need swarf picked out after almost every disk. But it was quick, reasonably accurate, and the central drill bit was 5mm, just what I wanted.
The Banggood tool worked pretty well. I will buy some more of these. They were quite inexpensive.
Today I polished the ends of the trunnions, being careful not to remove the lasered lines and markings. I used a 200grit sanding pad in a sponge backed sanding disk in my milling machine. Also worked very well. I removed about 0.1mm of steel, without destroying the markings.
End results looks good to me, plus the Banggood tool did what was intended IE right size concentric centre hole and easily turned to the outer Dia needed.
It’s also good that a cheap tool sitting in the “One day I might need it” drawer did the job for you. My case I would have found it the day after I did the task the hard way or something.
Ha. Me too.