|Michael Gilligan||19/07/2019 07:16:39|
14264 forum posts
Err, but ... the standard did change [albeit largely unnoticed], which is what I mentioned to Mark.
Edited By Michael Gilligan on 19/07/2019 07:17:31
|Michael Gilligan||19/07/2019 07:19:35|
14264 forum posts
It was a pun, andrew
Ian got it ...
16561 forum posts
Ian, I thought that you already had a suitably sloppy tap and die going by what you said earlier, the 1/2" male and 5/8" female thread should be plenty sloppy enough. With the bonus that you also have the tools for a good firm fit fot the 5/8" male to 1/2" female option!
"Thanks Michael but there is no need to, it is a very sloppy M16 x 2 (which I haven't got any taps or dies for) so I'll re-cut the thread to something I have got. Something like 1/2"UNC / Whit,"
|Mark Rand||19/07/2019 11:41:18|
|802 forum posts||
Said he, choosing the size where you need a fairly hefty spanner to interchange the two threads.
|mark costello 1||19/07/2019 19:29:57|
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We are not used to making sloppy threads!
|not done it yet||19/07/2019 19:50:26|
|3576 forum posts|
Yes, mixing 1/2” Whitworth with 1/2” UNC would not be the best choice! Most certainly not a sloppy fit after the first turn!
Edited By not done it yet on 19/07/2019 19:53:11
|Ian Johnson 1||19/07/2019 20:54:13|
|177 forum posts|
Okay! I have decided! I will use my existing 5/8"UNC to 1/4"UNC/Whit surveying adaptor, (see photo) to screw on top of the tripod. I have just checked the fit and it goes on at least one and a half threads so by my reckoning if I use a large enough pair of stillsons I should be able to get a nice engineering 'tight as f*ck' fit (TAF for the acronym fans here) on to the sloppy M16x2 thread.
Anyway I don't want to spend any more time or money on it because I've already spent £3.49!
|andrew lyner||19/07/2019 22:01:59|
|138 forum posts|
I got it / them - I liked the thread lock tube picture best.
But I'm still surprised no one seems to have suggested turning up a suitable thread adaptor. An excellent exercise for the student one rainy afternoon..
I thought this was a "Yes we can" forum.
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