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The next step would be to turn out a bore and fit a mandrel into it.

On the inner end of the mandrel put a block (F) of hard wood.

The discs are made by pouring lead round the screw-nose of the mandrel.

The disc is, of course, mounted on the mandrel, and the work on the slide-rest.

The shell to form the central chamber is attached to a mandrel, and the metal forced into a mould around it.

Claim—Constructing shells for firearms by forcing the metal into a mould around an internal shell supported on a mandrel.

This mandrel has now on it the cylinder, which is to be taken off.

The point of the mandrel was driven through a piece of block tin, about 1/2 in.

The second way is to weld a collar and shape this on a mandrel.

In this case, the casting would also be held by pressing a mandrel through the hub; as shown.

WORD ORIGIN

"miner's pick," 1510s, of unknown origin; perhaps borrowed from French mandrin, itself of unknown origin. Also applied from 17c. to parts of a lathe or a circular saw.

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nounshaft around which wheels rotate
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