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Old 12-04-2005, 11:16 PM
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Default Brass Tubing on the Wing Dowels

I want to put a brass tube insert into my fuse former where the wing dowels go in.

I have 5/16" dowels. What size tubing will fit snuggly over these dowels?

11/32"?

3/8"?
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Old 12-04-2005, 11:44 PM
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Default RE: Brass Tubing on the Wing Dowels

5/16 ID. You might have to get a caliper if you can't find listings for ID's!
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Old 12-04-2005, 11:54 PM
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Default RE: Brass Tubing on the Wing Dowels

I know it's 5/16 ID.

Unfortunately--Tower only lists the OD. I have no idea what the ID is on an 11/32" tube or the ID on a 3/8" tube. The list wall thickness in decimals. I'm not enough of a mathmetician to figure it all out.
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Default RE: Brass Tubing on the Wing Dowels

Rcpilet,
You don't have to be. Almost all of the brass tubing is a slip fit on the next size up (and obviously on the next size down).

It is a real good idea to measure the dowel. Very often the published sizes for rods and dowels aren't very close to the rod or dowel you happen to have bought.

BTW, you can usually find the "hobby assortment" that we all have in our LHSs of brass tubes in local hardware stores if one is closer to home than the LHS. Not only is the hardware usually more convenient, but if you're bored some day, take your wing (with it's protruding dowels) into the local hardware store to test fit the tubing. The clerks will gather like flies on a pig's lips. (hhhmmmmmm.... bad analogy....) And next time you're in the place, they'll remember you and actually offer to help.
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BYW, if the dowel is wood and a lousy fit for your new brass bearing.....

Take the brass tube that's a slip fit into the bearing and epoxy some of it over the lousy dowel. You'll have a perfectly fitting connection with no slop.
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