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Post Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:07 am
not much activity going on so i'll show something i did the other day .

i have a friend who loads for an enfield with an oversize bore .. as he also shoots cast but doesnt have a lubesizer and the need for a .316 dia bullet buying a custom lee push threw size die becomes a bit of a pricy idea .

so i fired up my lathe and made him one ... took a couple hours but hey it keeps him out of my loading stuff when he needs to size bullets to crimp on a gas check .



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Post subject: Re: slow in here
Post Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:30 pm
Looks nice.
Did you cut the threads on the lathe or use a die?

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Post subject: Re: slow in here
Post Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:34 pm
i used the lathe to thread it , takes a few minutes to set up to single point threads
but you end up with a better fitting thread .
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Post subject: Re: slow in here
Post Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:48 am
stephen45-70 wrote:
i used the lathe to thread it , takes a few minutes to set up to single point threads
but you end up with a better fitting thread .


Considering how close the thread gets to the shoulder I suspected as much.

My father taught me how to run a metal lathe (including cutting threads) before I learned to drive a car.
He had bought a 10" Logan lathe (circa 1945) from the original owner in about 1961 and used it himself for another 20+ years.

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Post subject: Re: slow in here
Post Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:37 am
i am by no means a machinist , but i like to tinker .

i had a big heavy hendey lathe for a long time but it was well worn when i got and a bit beat up
last year the 70 year old spindle bearings gave up the ghost and i bought a much smaller 10 inch bench top lathe .even with having to use change gears now i much prefer the smaller machine

way easier to do accurate work and i can thread metric threads now .. plus i now have room for a smaller bridgeport
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