For Bj. and any other metalworker
who is interested. Bob, I only saw your request for details of my die holder today, this is no doubt due to our time differences, often by the time that I come on line, threads have dropped off the page so I have to wait for Mondays when I receive emails of all the threads that I have participated in the previous week.
As you know Bob, there are no free lunches, so in return for these details I expect to see not only a new die holder but also a photo shoot!
When making a tight thread the lathe has insufficient power to drive, so I rotate the chuck by hand with the key and use plenty of cutting compound. The motor will drive if the rod is turned under-size, with the back gear engaged.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Plautus
Last edited by harrysin; 07-06-2009 at 07:03 AM.
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