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Black Forest
02-25-2011, 02:10 PM
Today I decided to thread something. Nothing special but it was really fast and easy to do. It is a 1.5 mm thread on a 25mm shaft turned down from 35mm shaft. I didn't use any oil until the last two passes. I was just trying to get the sequence down.

Having the DRO to increase the depth of cut was great.

I think one of my first projects will be a swing up threading tool.

I know it is all old hat for you guys but for me it is really a treat to be able to do some of these things.
http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab91/burnandreturn/firstbolt.jpg

Elninio
02-25-2011, 02:14 PM
Where's the lathe?

Black Forest
02-25-2011, 03:06 PM
That is a silly question. The lathe is in my workshop!!!!!!!!