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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 ... Read More »

The Story of the “NASA” Nut Cracker

NASA Nutcracker

Russ shares with us a long forgotten humerous fable of how man ... and squirrel ... first learned to crack walnuts. He then shows us his version of a nutcracker which he assembled from his scrap bin. Happy holidays everyone! Read More »