# Cheapest way to make balsa nose cones?

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#### wwattles

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I looked at that thing, but I decided not to get it because of the limited diameter of turning stock you can put into it. It sure didn't look like it could handle much beyond a BT-60. Look at how close the live center is to the base track... not much clearance there!

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#### Steve

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I thought the same thing. I saw one in the store, and it sorta looked like there might be a way to remove the motor/drive assembly thingie and maybe flip it 180° so you could turn larger stock. But I didn't wanna lay down the cash just to get it home and find out I was wrong. (I'd been there plenty o' times already).

That Grizzly setup looks like a smart way to go for nosecones, since I don't already have a drill press or lathe.

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#### powderburner

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Originally posted by Bushrat
I've been thinking about trying this one:
Bushrat,
Do you have a stock number or some kind of ident for this item?