|Forum topic by Lazerworks||posted 11-24-2014 01:50 PM||1738 views||1 time favorited||5 replies|
11-24-2014 01:50 PM
My real job tends to slow down during the holidays so I had some time yesterday to work on a threading jig I’ve been bouncing around in my head for a while. It’s nothing too complicated or overly new but I had never seen one on a Shop Smith. Ideally I wanted to try chasing threads by hand but this machine doesn’t go slow enough so I had to figure something else out. I have some fine tuning to do and I think I’m going to re-design the threading press, but for now it works.
Incidentally, this Shop Smith was on its way to the land fill. It was a rusted hunk that I picked up for free. The motor ran but just about everything else was locked up and quickly becoming one piece. I think it was living outside in the rain based on the amount of rust, bugs, leaves, and grass inside. But after a lot of sanding, grinding, oiling, and tinkering it is up and functional. It’s a compromise of sorts but is working fine for my tinkerings.
Anyhow, I do videos of my projects. Here is yesterday’s jig build and early testing using some scrap 2×4 wood.
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