May 17th, 2003
Main PageThis was a discussion and demonstration of techniques for turning threads. Gene took us through threading on the lathe. Prinicples, grinding the tool, used of the threading dial, thread gauge etc. Then Gene proceded to setup and turn an o.d. thread on the lathe.
The "rocket boys" Ron Zeppin, Mark Clark, and Norman Egolf described their hobby. Fascinating, far beyond the rockets we launched when we were kids. See their websites at: http://www.ahpra.org and http://www.trailertrashaerospace.com
Jerry Hine brought his homemade Die Filer and allowed members to give it a go. A little history on the die filer was also discussed. Jerry made his from plans found in Home Shop Machinist Magazine. Nice work Jerry!