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  • #16
    Originally posted by trackfodder View Post
    How does one create a new thread?
    With a lathe or a die?













    Sorry, couldn't resist
    Tim

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    • #17
      Tim

      You forgot about thread milling on a CNC.

      I have a 12 inch Bridgeport rotary table with both the vertical attachment and the tailstock. At 12 inches it is easy to run out of room. So my advice is to buy the largest one you can afford and have room for. The down side is they get really heavy and require a lifting system of some sort.

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      • #18
        Get the biggest table you can afford, of the quality that you're comfortable with. Build or buy a sturdy rolling table to keep it on when it's not on your mill. You can slide the rotary table from your mill to the storage table and back again as needed easily enough.

        It's a lot easier and safer to make itty bitty things on a big heavy table than to make big heavy things on an itty bitty table.

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