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by ctwo
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5268

Re: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?

Harold, I understand your point on cutting to depth, but there was some context there, such as if I did not have a "gauge", and I have neither wires nor a thread mic. Is there a better option without those, and considering what we are most likely making, even considering this particular application?...
by ctwo
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5268

Re: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?

Harold, thanks for the discussion. I am a bit confused though on your point about inexpensive thread wires, but then recommend them. I imagine they would work just the same as expensive thread wires, but without the tight tolerance. I was looking at the popular PeeDee wires vs. some of the other les...
by ctwo
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Series 1 Boss head rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: Series 1 Boss head rebuild

I rebuilt mine, without any knowledge of these machines. It was a good project, but nothing was particularly hard other than figuring out what needs to be done. I have a few misc posts here. You just need to be careful of the ballscrew because it will easily unthread and balls will go bouncing away....
by ctwo
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5268

Re: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?

1 1/4-16 2A has a major dia range of 1.2485"-1.239" and a minor dia range of 1.1808"-1.1622". Pitch dia 1.2079"-1.2028". I was reading a bit about thread wires and read a bit about "best size wires," which, if I understand correctly, contact the pitch diameter. What this tells me is that I could ha...
by ctwo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5268

Re: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?

I don't even think a thread mic could have helped me.
by ctwo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5268

Re: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?

Thanks folks. What a face palm and yet such an excellent learning experience. Aside from the pitted welding, it does look like I'm half way there.
by ctwo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5268

Re: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?

Found some time to weld up the stripped threads. Wondering where I went wrong. The 16 tpi nut threads seem OK, but a bit worn. A caliper measurement yielded a minor diameter of ~1.170" max, so the question was what diameter to machine the welds. I decided to machine the major diameter to 1.208", exp...
by ctwo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Involute Cutter Set
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Involute Cutter Set

Why is this in the junk drawer? Because I suspect too good to be true, even from our friends... #1-8, 16DP, 14.5PA, HSS, sixteen bux. https://www.ebay.com/itm/22mm-Inner-14-5-Bore-HSS-8H-8Pcs-Set-Dp16-PA14-1-2-No1-8-Involute-Gear-Cutters/303511675742?hash=item46aab4a35e:g:dG8AAOSwc7td~F9N Let's hope...
by ctwo
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: Repairs

They are working this same tech into your hand tools.
by ctwo
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning small diameters, right/wrong way
Replies: 17
Views: 3423

Re: Turning small diameters, right/wrong way

How do you machine away the center, because it seems at that point there would be a lot (all) of the part sticking out?
by ctwo
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Free Chloe Cab ****NO LONGER AVAILABLE****
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: Free Chloe Cab

I'mma take a stab at it
Area code 707 is a California telephone area code that was split from area code 916 on March 1, 1959. It covers the northwestern portion of the state of California.
by ctwo
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5268

Re: Tapping Heads Tapmatic A5 and ?

A little bit of progress. Broke a jaw on my 3-jaw puller. Just an opportunity to make a special jaw.