[modeleng] Re: Screwcutting

Thanks for all the sound advice but I'm not very good at sharpening lathe 
tools & I know you have to sharpen to the correct profile. Among my tools is 
a tool like a penknife  with quite a few blades with different size teeth 
are these the  profiles for different threads or some other purpose?

E.W.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Stepney" <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 6:59 PM
Subject: [modeleng] Re: Screwcutting


>A good idea.
>
> Seeing it done is worth far more than all the words on here.
> Then comes the interesting part: trying it for yourself.
>
> In fact, that is the best way to learn. Take a nice piece of scrap, around
> 1/2" diameter, then turn down and thread to chosen size. Make sure you 
> have
> a nut of that thread, and you will soon see when the thread is the correct
> size for the nut to fit.
> Alan
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Eric Walker" <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 3:40 PM
> Subject: [modeleng] Re: Screwcutting
>
>
> Hello Alan , I have read all the mail concerning screw cutting & I think I
> will get someone to show me how.
>
> E.W.
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