New guy with a question about threading
I have tried using thread chasers (Ray Iles) without much luck so far and I've wasted alot of expensive exotics in the process, So I made a threading jig hoping it will help. At least I can practice on domestic hardwoods. For those of you experienced at this I have a few of questions.
1. Using a threading jig, do you orient the grain parallel or perpendicular to the axis of the lathe?
2. Do you start with the male or female thread, and does it make a difference as far as sizing the opposite one?
3. What method do you use for sizing the opposite piece? Fred Holders book recommends threading the female part first, then turning a sizing tenon to fit in the internal and beveling out to a larger diameter at least twice the depth of the thread. Do you use this method, or have you arrived at a measurement difference for the internal/external parts for the tpi you're cutting.
Any advice would be appreciated.