How to cut a thread on a lathe.

  1. Tilly819 Member

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    I had to do some screw cutting on the lathe the other day so i'v put together this little 'how to' video. Hopefully it will help anyone just getting started with screw cutting on the lathe.
    Cheers,
    Rob

     
  2. fenman

    fenman Member

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    Great vid Many Thanks
     
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  3. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    x 2 :thumbup:
     
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  4. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice, could have done with that a few weeks ago.
    Glad to see someone else using the cross slide to set the depth of cut. Doesnt make me feel like ive been doing it rong now. :laughing:
     
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  5. Dev

    Dev 8th generation, Weyland type

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    I’ve been watching through your videos and enjoying them.

    One thing I noticed was the sound levels went up and down a bit between videos making some difficult to hear.
     
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  6. Tilly819 Member

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    Thank you all very much.

    Re sound levels. I have been playing with a couple of microphones over the last few videos to bring the audio quality up a bit. Thanks for the feedback I hadn't noticed the volume issue.

    Cheers,
    Rob
     
  7. doubleboost

    doubleboost Member

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    Very well made video great editing I have subscribed
     
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  8. Gritineye Member

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    Very good vid, easy to follow in a friendly way, well done.

    i don't use the compound either, except on tiny threads and it seems to work fine for me.
     
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  9. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Bodger in chief

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    nicely made video, will keep an eye on your channel!
     
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  10. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    What lathe is it?l looks nice with no belts or pulleys to mess about with!
    Harrison?
    :thumbup:
     
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  11. Tilly819 Member

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    It's a Harrison VS330TR, Really nice machine. It has a 3 speed ranges then it's fully variable within those ranges due to a CVT gearbox. Thanks for watching.
     
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  12. minimutly Member

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    Nice - l liked the bit about selecting the feed rate from the machine chart/guides - can't get my Triumph to do that for any money. I have a little tool that puts a pointer in the thread I want to replicate, engage gears and see if the pointer follows the thread - it's just a check. Also tend to make a test thread on some scrap if it's one I haven't made before - ultimately don't do enough of it I suppose. Maybe I should have a "thread cutting practice day" once in a while, and write down the settings.
     
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  13. Dev

    Dev 8th generation, Weyland type

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    ‘Finger in the hole and a firm grip on the head and she comes right off’


    Heh heh
     
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