Customs: any ideas on how to fix this?

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  1. TacomaPrime

    TacomaPrime Cybertronian Tacoma

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    I got one of these to make a shift knob for my truck.

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    I drilled out the bottom of the head, and attempted to tap it with a tap. But the material that it's made of turns into a powder when you drill it. So when I attempted to tap it, the threads wouldn't hold, they just kept breaking.

    so I was thinking I could fill the hole I drilled with a resin of some kind and then redrill it and tap that.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Perhaps you could bore out the hole you tapped, and insert an aluminum cylinder that's tapped instead? Even wood; something to decouple the mechanical connection from the ornamental head.

    It might also be worth reinforcing whatever hole you end up with, to prevent further powdering.
     
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    hmmm. that's a good idea. I could gorilla glue the cylinder to the head and tap that instead.
     

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