Edited by nappy155, 04 February 2013 - 13:04.
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My First Kitless
Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:04
Posted 05 February 2013 - 20:24
What nib unit did you use? It appears to be shorter than the #5 Bock units that I've been playing with, I don't think I could get the section to be as short as the one you made.
I had trouble threading the section to receive the nib unit on the first one I made, so I did it over using a different approach that seems to work better.
I found that I have to drill all the holes (and tap) from the nose end of the section so everything is perfectly concentric. The first one, I drilled the hole that would later be tapped to receive the nib unit threads from the rear, then flipped it around in the collet chuck and drilled again from the nose. Something must have been off by a smidgin, the unit would slide in perfectly but wouldn't screw into place.
Fruit Of The Lathe
Posted 07 February 2013 - 16:27