Moving on to the rest of the project.
I'm moving on down the road, with a bookmark on the acme hole. Turning down the acme all thread was pretty easy. It cut smoothly, but it took quite a while on the little Logan. I had a tapered cut that took lots of spring passes to clean up. Any big cuts chattered, so I had to take it slow and easy. The tool pressure pushed the center around a bit if I was too aggressive.
Somewhere in the shop, is a 2 morse taper live center, and it's better hiding than I am at finding. So I pulled out the old wannabe turret tail stock. If it's not just perfectly timed, it'll wobble.
But it fits perfectly in the hole, and is ready for the handle I haven't made yet.
I have 3 acme nuts and turned one into an insert. I figure some locktight will hold it securely. It's not gonna be torqued on too hard. At least by me. I may still try again with another Acme tap. I'm not in a hurry.
|After and before. Home made nutsert.|
Again, this is fun stuff. I'm learning some new things, and able to apply a lot of things I'd learned in the past.