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JasonB30/12/2016 18:32:26
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Posted by Hacksaw on 30/12/2016 17:22:37:

I tried to cut a thread on me lathe.. not so scary as i thought , but it was rubbish ..

I'm going to read up a bit on gears and changing them .Doing it without a dial isn't easy with the ratio's that are fitted .Took ages to get everything to line up again before every pass .,sad

You could try leaving the leadscrew engaged all the time. At the end of the cut stop the lathe and retract the tool then either run in reverse or rotate chuck backwards which will move the carrage back towards the tailstock. Once at the right place wind the tool back in plus the depth of the next cut and away you go. This method often has to be used when cutting imperial on a metric machine and metric on an imperial one

JasonB02/01/2017 20:24:48
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Please use the 2017 thread from now on.

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