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    Yeah, you kinda talked me out of adding them to...

    Yeah, you kinda talked me out of adding them to my graduated dials for the time being but I did go ahead and make another to stop the incredible amount of fumbling I do when I oil these ports. I'm...
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    I haven't imagined any operations where I...

    I haven't imagined any operations where I would/could strike these! But, I'm a novice. I'll give it a good look before spinning my wheels too much! I've had a bolt sticking up out of that location...
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    More threads today! and a little knurl to boot!...

    More threads today! and a little knurl to boot! I'm stoked that I can add a couple of the minor skills I've learned since getting this machine to make stuff I need!

    I guess I should say stuff...
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    Good link but even they do not carry the 8" in a...

    Good link but even they do not carry the 8" in a #4 cut...that I saw. Apparently 6" are still available although rare and expensive. If anyone happens upon a box of the good old stuff I could...
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    So cleaning up the threads with a file was...

    So cleaning up the threads with a file was something I did. I am fortunate to own a 8" pippin file that I see are very rare in a smooth pattern. If you guys ever see them there is nothing better for...
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    The spring passes is a great tip thanks guys. I...

    The spring passes is a great tip thanks guys. I did not do this but definitely next time and for sure with smaller diameter jobs.
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    OK good, kinda backs up how I approach it. You're...

    OK good, kinda backs up how I approach it. You're really using the machine and mind, or at least I was, when doing the threading! Couple of times I thought my tailstock was sliding away from the work...
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    Yeah so I was cutting pretty slow because I...

    Yeah so I was cutting pretty slow because I wanted to make sure I could engage the thread dial right on the mark.

    How critical is that? For early passes can I be a little off?

    Then the other...
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    I did use some Tap Magic toward the end and it...

    I did use some Tap Magic toward the end and it definitely helped. I'll check that one out you mentioned. Thank You.
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    I don't really have enough time with that #8 tool...

    I don't really have enough time with that #8 tool to make an opinion. It is kinda chunky. I do have the CXA-20 but only one holder that holds the triangle shaped bits. I need to look at the catalog.
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    This thing is you friend if you are making...

    This thing is you friend if you are making threads! It really cuts down on the time needed between passes.

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    Some better pics of my work piece

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    Now I can get busy with trying...
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    Threads were made today

    Alrighty, I was going pretty hard at trying to make thread a couple months back but then I realized that I had a ton of slop in my compound screw assy. I ended up getting a new screw and nut and then...
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