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Old 14th December 2017, 03:08 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Roland_M
"but the internal, female one requires a tap of some kind."

As a former lathe machinist, I often made female threads only with my lathe, this is really no big problem. All you need is a special lathe chisel for female threads.


Same here. I have a lathe, plus other machine tools, in my basement - use them as great relaxation tool! I have cut internal threads, but only in fairly large diameter holes - 1/2" at least, for anything smaller I use taps.

Here's part of my basement. One of the challenges here is to make the part not look like it was made on a CNS mill. I have some experience making parts that look old for some restoration projects.
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