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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.
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Thanks, I was looking at that die holder, and was wondering how you made it.

I was going to give you a hard time for not single pointing those threads

I retired from the Tool and Die trade after 25 years in the late 80's (not retired from work yet though)
I noticed that I missed the ability to make something when ever I wanted to so I bought a Smithy 1324 with DRO so that I would have the means of making stuff when I need to.

I'm better at the metal working then the wood working but I'm getting better with each project.

Got a suggestion on the construction, what about cutting a grove in the ID at the end of the travel wide enough to clear the SHCS; that would allow the die to spin when you hit the end of the travel.
Just a thought.

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Hi Harry

Thanks

Looks like I will make one ...
I'm thinking of using a hand die holder and cut off the handles on two sizes so it will pop in the hvy.wall tubing with a dog or two...and using a tail stock holder on the end of the tubing to slip into the tailstock...

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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.



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That's a terrific idea Danny, but because I like tight threads and turn rods to exact size, most of the time I hand turn the chuck, never the less I have high hopes that Bj will go all the way!

You must bear in mind that I'm a retired electronics technician and metal turning is pretty much self taught. The first thread that I actually turned was a 1/2" Whitworth, I had a book in my left hand and operated the lathe with my right hand. To make it even easier, I used brass! Setting up the gear train took me quite some time in spite of the drawings on the label riveted on the inside of the gear cover. The last thread that I cut some time last year was a metric one as shown.
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Self taught is good that's how I started in the Tool and Die trade: drilling a hole - then tapping a hole.

If ya ever get stuck or need help, feel free to ask, maybe I can help. Cut a lot of metal, and cranked a lot of handles in 25 years

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Hi Harry

You may want to take a look at this,I guess I will get one or two,, it's at the right price then rework one of them to a 1 1/2" OD size

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Hey Bj, you beat me to it. I was taking pics of the one I made. It takes die buttons in both ends, 1" & 1". Of course, mine is hardened steel and the shaft is precision ground. Oh, and it doesn't have a tapered shaft. It fits in a drill chuck.



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[QUOTE=bobj3;123713]Hi Harry

You may want to take a look at this,I guess I will get one or two,, it's at the right price then rework one of them to a 1 1/2" OD size

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I'm amazed Bj, how you find these things, I've never seen them before. The price is very reasonable, however Bob, if you don't make it yourself, you'll never be able to face the forum again! I can see the headline now, Bj. BUYS a jig!

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Hey Bj, you beat me to it. I was taking pics of the one I made. It takes die buttons in both ends, 1" & 1". Of course, mine is hardened steel and the shaft is precision ground. Oh, and it doesn't have a tapered shaft. It fits in a drill chuck.
Well I'll be darned Dave, all my carefully planned efforts to get you to show your many skills have failed, but here I've inadvertently got you to overcome your shyness. That die holder is quite beautiful and I like the idea of the parallel shank for the drill chuck. Please Dave, let us see more of your skills, wood and metal.

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Hi Harry

hahahahahahaha I do buy many jigs hahahaha LOL , I love to buy a jig and then rework my way LOL,,,,I ran the dies down in the shop about two hours ago and the hvy,wall tubing to make the bigger one, but I'm not sure my little lathe will have the power to do the bigger ones...1/2" I think it will but 3/4 I think it will baug down..

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Hi Harry

You may want to take a look at this,I guess I will get one or two,, it's at the right price then rework one of them to a 1 1/2" OD size

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I'm amazed Bj, how you find these things, I've never seen them before. The price is very reasonable, however Bob, if you don't make it yourself, you'll never be able to face the forum again! I can see the headline now, Bj. BUYS a jig!



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