Turning

Subject:
Re: OK, so the tap is turned by means of....

Pete in Holland MI
I collect steam whistles. Display bases are turned from wood. A threaded hole with pipe threads is needed in these bases. To keep the threaded hole exactly on center, after the hole is drilled, I lock the spindle, hold the square end on center with a 60 degree live center in the tail stock, and turn the tap in with a wrench, continually advancing the center to keep in contact with the tap as it advanced into the wood. I routinely tap up to 2" NPT threads this way.

This little accessory would only reduce the amount of attention needed at the tail stock.

Pete

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