Thread milling on a wood lathe.

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Project by tuoh posted 10-19-2013 07:01 PM 8159 views 24 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thread milling on a converted wood lathe. All parts are made of wood. The machine works perfectly. The pitch of the thread can vary from 2tpi to 5tpi, get set with wooden gears.
Minimum 1 inch diameter, maximum diameter 6 inches. maximum length of 4 feet.
The whole project is designed and built by myself.

More pictures can be found here:

And a video of the machine in action can be found here:



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#1 posted 10-19-2013 07:36 PM

Incredible! Absolutely awesome! Also, very impressive! Wonderful craftsmanship.

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#2 posted 10-19-2013 09:02 PM

Outstanding work. I love it! Would love to see some video of it cutting internal and external threads.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 10-19-2013 09:21 PM

Some great work there.

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#4 posted 10-19-2013 09:41 PM

WOW what to

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#5 posted 10-19-2013 09:42 PM

Brilliant! Results look fantastic! How about a video?.

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#6 posted 10-19-2013 10:37 PM

That is just amazing I would also love to see a video of it in action.

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#7 posted 10-20-2013 12:57 AM

Wow, that is an incredible piece of machinery. I would also love to see a video of it in action.

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 01:03 AM

Outstanding. Great piece of engineering. You have got to make a video of this. Where did you get the plans? This would be great to see in action.

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#9 posted 10-20-2013 01:34 AM

Holy moly!

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#10 posted 10-20-2013 01:43 AM

That is incredible. Hope you post a video.

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#11 posted 10-20-2013 01:48 AM

That’s six out of ten votes for a video! You have built an incredible device, I along with many others are contemplating spending a few hundred dollars for bench screws and you built THE MACHINE. Bravo PM me if you are going to do custom work.

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#12 posted 10-20-2013 01:51 AM

Very impressive! Great work.

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#14 posted 10-20-2013 01:59 AM

7/10 Awesome work. Is there a lead screw that the end gears turn? Inquiring minds want to know.

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#15 posted 10-20-2013 02:27 AM

Yes , That is fantastic – please show us more – lots more!!

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