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How to Make a Custom Tap for Uncommon or Proprietary Threads

Creating a Custom Tap for Uncommon or Proprietary Threads

Have you ever needed a special size nut with uncommon or proprietary threads? Recently, I came upon a special size nut that I needed to repair an old Brown & Sharpe Protractor. Measuring the stud that I needed a nut for, I discovered that the stud was .207” and had 28 TPI. A number 10 bolt measures .190” and a ...

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Turn Your Rotary Table into a Super Spacer with a handy #3MT Chuck Arbor

Phase II Spacer

This simple metalworking project will give you the ability to transfer work directly from lathe to rotary table without removing the part from the chuck. In this metalworking project Russ describes how he used an old, bent #3MT drill into a #3MT chuck arbor that fit both his lathe and his rotary table.

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