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Garno

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Both the lathe and the bolts are very impressive. I doff my hat to you Sir,
 
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Saw that.
Looked again (at the lathe)
Looked again... saw the metal bits, and was about to shout cheat!:sneaky:

I am impressed. Having cut a (very few) threads by hand, I know how hard it is.
 
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Richard Berry

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<grin/> I can imagine your wife / mother asking... so what are you going to use them for?
(I bet you have no answer :) )
I could imagine a book case or shelving unit where the adjustable shelves are held up by wooden bolts through the sides of the carcass. That would be such a cool item in a boy’s bedroom or in a bar/man cave.
 

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Wow, now that’s a lovely bit of kit.
Always fancied a lathe, only used one before and that wasn’t very high tech as it was a spring pole lathe, great fun mind you.
 

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That lathe is just pure genius!! One of those 'unless you had seen it with your own eyes, you wouldn't believe' things. I love it. So ingenious and obviously works so well, the wooden nuts and bolts are beautiful. Amazing!!!
 

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What an excellent idea to have the axis of the spindle at 90 degres to the axis of the work and use a high speed cutter. My attempts at cutting threads have had them aligned which makes for a much rougher cutting action I suspect. The pictures shows me cutting a test piece in box wood. The green drive belt on the right runs to old-fashioned overhead gear and a treadle drive (!)




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Droogs

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You ask, we deliver:))
Perhaps this link will work? The machine on camera.

I notice you are working the screwthread "dry", have you ever pre-soaked the dowel in BLO beforehand to see if this gives a better surface fininsh to the threads? I know When I make threads by hand BLO helps give a much better finish as well as making it easier to move the threadbox
 

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Only on softer wood i pre soaked with blo before tread cutting.
All finished treads ar lubricated with linseed oil for better performance. That works great.
 
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