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Old 07-23-2017, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Make a Multi Start Tap

I've started work on my first kit less pen and one of the first problems I had to solve was how to make the correct threads.

I'm happy to say that I managed to make a serviceable tap and the threaded part is coming along very well.

I made a youtube video describing the process I followed for making the tap. I would be very interested in any feedback as I am not an expert by any means.
It did work quite well though so I am very happy with the result.

Here is the link for my video:

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I watched your video earlier this afternoon and it seemed very straight forward. The only issue that I found for me is that I do not have a milling machine to go with my new metal lathe. Next you will have to show us how to make a triple start die to go with the tap.
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Old 07-23-2017, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm definitely planning to do that. I tried once already and it was ok but as always I learn so much from the failures that I think I can get a much better result by tweaking the process a little bit.
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you are making taps and dies I would be interested in purchasing some.
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Old 08-24-2017, 12:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you don't have a mill there is another way to make the tap. See: Making your own specialty taps. Bock 5 mm

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