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Old 05-06-2018, 11:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by stuckinohio View Post
Dan - I will thread with taps and dies most of the time but I want to make my own pistons or have the freedom to do different threads when I want for caps, but especially for nibs. I also want the freedom to make threads for other proprietary items like vacuum pumps.

Oh, and I hate sharpening!

Bill, thank for the links! I'll check them out for sure and I will most likely be hitting you up!

You also have the option for making your own specialty taps. That way you spend the set up time once for threading the tap instead of each and every pen. You also reduce the risk of failures in your pen blanks. Quality control in an external thread is a bit easier than an internal thread. Especially for small diameters.

However learning to ID thread on the lathe will be a good learning experience. I look forward to seeing your results.


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