Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Thread cutting jig?

Robert Henderson
>I have an old craftsman lathe with 3/4"-16 MT#1 headstock. I'm trying to rig it up to make threaded-lid boxes.

I have a 60 degree cutter with a 1/2" shank.

Is it safe to use my MT1 drill chuck in the headstock to hold the cutter?

If not, is there an adapter I can get that screws on the 3/4"-16 spindle and gives me a MT2 so I can use a 1/2" collet with drawbar?

Or any other suggestions?

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