Since I used hardwood does that make it grade 8?

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Project by mgb_2x posted 10-06-2013 06:31 PM 2494 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is always fun to play in the shop and see what new skill you can learn. Thanks to some help from my good friend and CNC guru Bill Lisica I can now make threads on the CNC. That’s right, no lathe was used in making this 1.25”, 8 pitch by 5” bolt and nut combo. The wood came from the scrap pile out back of my local Lumber Liquidators and my best guess is Jatoba.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#1 posted 10-06-2013 06:32 PM

That is really cool!

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#3 posted 10-06-2013 09:06 PM

That is pretty neat! Great job


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#4 posted 10-06-2013 10:03 PM

I’d say that this was grade great.
Crisp and clean, 50 years ago this would have been indistinguishable from magic.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#5 posted 10-06-2013 11:41 PM

Now that’s impressive. I assume you have a 4 axis CNC???

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#6 posted 10-07-2013 12:18 AM

Looks like a perfect “10” to me ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 10-07-2013 04:17 AM

that is really cool!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#8 posted 10-07-2013 12:29 PM

Very interesting, mind you of put a video on how did you do this?

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#9 posted 10-07-2013 01:27 PM

Nice sculptural piece that would look cool on a desk and fun to fiddle with during boring conversations.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#10 posted 10-07-2013 03:31 PM

I’ve never been able to figure out a workable fixture for machining internal threads. Nice work!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#11 posted 10-07-2013 09:24 PM

That is one of the neatest things I’ve seen in a long time!!!

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#12 posted 10-08-2013 01:09 AM

Nice work and a cool project.

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#13 posted 10-08-2013 12:16 PM

Nice CNC work on this. Looks really precise.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 10-09-2013 01:56 PM

Excellent work! It shows great accuracy and precision, super project.

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