Cutting threads on a metal lathe is described in detail, including curiosities such as cutting double start screws or left hand screws. The author focuses here on practical procedures and troubleshooting (tips & tricks) and shows how all of this can be done on a benchtop lathe. We have not seen this type of information presented as concisely as it is here anywhere else in a hobby type machining book. The descriptions focus on practical and doable procedures, but also include the engineering background. In particular, details are provided for the thread cutting accessory of the popular Sherline metal lathe, giving a fair but critical and independent opinion about often pricy accessories. The author is a hobby machinist, as you probably are. Other sections describe thread cutting on UNIMAT SL DB / 3 lathes, which are similar in design to Sherline. In addition, thread cutting on a vintage Craftsman lathe and on larger benchtop lathes are discussed in detail.
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