Here is a shot of the inside. I used the BAxter threader that I got from www.bestwoodtools.com It is a sweet very precise machine. My goal for today is to build a threader using only the bandsaw and lathe. I built one using the table saw, drill press and metal lathe which of course the average turner doesn't have. I've set a goal of building one using just the bandsaw and lathe. I think I can do it. It is a follow up article for Woodturning Design to complement the one I just sent him on building hand chasing tools.
I also changed the top this morning by adding an ebony insert created with the chatter tool.
Eugene I had to give up on the homemade threader. Without using the metal lathe I simply could not get everything accurate enough. I could only get the runout to .040". Since I was cutting thread that was only .060" it just wouldnn't work. Using the metal lathe to true up the spindle I could get it within .015" which is tolerable on a thread that size but then how many people have access to a metal lathe. If you did you cold use it for all of the parts and get it accurate.
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