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Great suggestions. The speed and accuracy that this little jig offers is pretty cool. I should have built something like this a long time ago. Thanks for your comments.
This is a great looking setup. Nicely done! :) - seamster
At first I thought "Why would he need to make a threaded rod cutting station? It's easy enough isn't it?" But now that I have seen it in action, it makes great sense. I like how you can make a pile of threaded rod cuts vary quick and very easy. All that is left is a ruler on top to quickly measure lengths when you cut and fashion a stop so that you can make several cuts of the same length. But you probably already did that so never mind.:D - joen
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Hi Bill. I just bought the threaded rod at the local hardware store, nothing fancy. Seemed plenty straight for this project. The modified bearing press is handy for stuff like this. Best of luck.
Your bearing press jig is the key; I'm going to have to rig up something for tapping straight. I'm using the same cutter as yours. I made a decent threaded box with my prototype #1 jig, but it only has a 1" x 6" long lead screw. I would like to use a long section of 1" 8tpi all thread as you did, but can not find it locally - it needs to be perfectly straight, as yours seems to be. Where did you get that all thread rod? ThanksBill
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Hi Bill. Thanks for your comments. I haven't tried other thread sizes, the 8tpi just matched a lot of stuff I had around so I stuck with that. It seemed pretty forgiving due to the larger size but with some modifications I'm sure smaller threads could be used. I don't have any other photos of the press. It's been a while since I tinkered with the design but it was a lot of fun to build and play with. Best of luck.
Nice work, including your guitar music.So you cut 8 tpi threads with your jig; have you tried other lead screws for cutting other tpi? And did you post photos of your tapping press addition? I'm ordering the 60 degree cutter tonight, so I'm on my way to a threading jig for my lathe.Thanks much.
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