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PostSubject: Threading   Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:03 pm

As you may or may not know, I have just got a lathe, and never having used a lathe before have a question, well several actually, but just for a start.

I will be wanting to make my own prop shafts, this will involve threading a 4mm S/Steel rod, so is there a tool that will hold a die square and fit in the tail stock, or how do you go about making sure the die is square to the rod.

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PostSubject: Re: Threading   Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:51 pm

It would take quite a while to explain how to if i type it, so this should help explain since it has diagrams.

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PostSubject: Re: Threading   Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:44 pm

Where did my reply go?
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PostSubject: Re: Threading   Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:54 pm

err idk? did you hit preview rather then post?

http://www.thercmodelboatforum.com/spa/mattycoops43

Nothing previous to this post anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Threading   Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:23 am

I dont know what size lathe you have, but just buy one of these , you simply put it in your Tail stock and get a die nut to suite the thread you want to tap, buy a half decent die nut as S/s can be hard to do do not over clamp the nut closed on the first pass, you can get a fluid that helps you tap, I have done far to many to count using this methoud you can turn the head stock by hand untill you get the hang of what you are doing then put it in low gear and blip the start button,and reverse depending on the size of lathe. let me know if you want any other info,
by the way a handy dia nut to buy is a 2mm, as you can put a thread on the rudder linkages on both ends keeps them neat

http://www.rdgtools.co.uk/acatalog/Tailstock_Die_holders.html

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PostSubject: Re: Threading   Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:44 pm

Thanks very much Pete, thats exactly what I was looking for, and instructions from you as well, what more could a fellow ask for Very Happy

Thanks again.


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PostSubject: Re: Threading   Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:11 pm

that looks a very handy piece of kit peter.....think i'll invest in one of those myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Threading   Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:04 am

spotted this but check you have the same taper on your lathe and dont pay to much for it.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/tailstock-die-stock-holder-2-morse-taper-myford-/280711274301?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item415bb21f3d

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PostSubject: Re: Threading   Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:55 pm

Thanks for that Peter, I've put a bid in, already two bids, hope it's nobody from this site Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Threading   Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:28 pm

not me, lol
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PostSubject: Threading    Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:26 am

I think you can do this by reversing the chuck jaws and clamping the die in the stepped section.I stand to be corrected . BTW anyone can turn me a crankshaft >
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