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Michael Gilligan19/07/2019 07:16:39
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Posted by andrew lyner on 19/07/2019 00:01:35:

Trouble is that camera equipment has been used for years and there's no reason (as far as photographers are concerned) for changing that thread standard. [ ... ]

So the standard continues.

dont know

Err, but ... the standard did change [albeit largely unnoticed], which is what I mentioned to Mark.

MichaelG.

 

 

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 19/07/2019 07:17:31

Michael Gilligan19/07/2019 07:19:35
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Posted by andrew lyner on 19/07/2019 00:42:22:

Wassamadda you lathe owners? You don’t need taps and dies - just a bit of time and some gears.

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It was a pun, andrew

Ian got it ...

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JasonB19/07/2019 07:27:30
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Posted by Ian Johnson 1 on 19/07/2019 00:22:44:

Has anybody got any spare sloppy taps and dies? Preferably sloppy UNC though!

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 Rand19/07/2019 11:41:18
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Posted by JasonB on 19/07/2019 07:27:30:

"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,"

Said he, choosing the size where you need a fairly hefty spanner to interchange the two threads. laugh

mark costello 119/07/2019 19:29:57
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We are not used to making sloppy threads!wink

not done it yet19/07/2019 19:50:26
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Posted by Mark Rand on 19/07/2019 11:41:18:
Posted by JasonB on 19/07/2019 07:27:30:

"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,"

Said he, choosing the size where you need a fairly hefty spanner to interchange the two threads. laugh

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 119/07/2019 20:54:13
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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! laugh

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andrew lyner19/07/2019 22:01:59
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 19/07/2019 07:19:35:
Posted by andrew lyner on 19/07/2019 00:42:22:

Wassamadda you lathe owners? You don’t need taps and dies - just a bit of time and some gears.

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It was a pun, andrew

Ian got it ...

MichaelG.

Yeah

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. smiley

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