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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Threads and their pitfalls...

Thread cutting can sometimes be a bit tricky. It's not terribly difficult, but there are things to watch out for. Every now and then I get a bit ahead of myself and screw up a thread (nice pun, eh?).
This is one of the main stems for the Norris adjusters I've been working on. Notice the right end of the threads, they are a bit jagged. That can be caused by a couple different factors.

Making Norris adjusters

My Norris adjusters are nearly done. As with anything I do, it takes forever!
The components for two adjusters before final machining. The length of main stem will be decided after it is fit into the plane.