Last Friday evening I received an urgent request for some shoulder bolt type screws. A job was in the works, and the screws on hand wouldn’t work. I needed to make up 3 screws. So after getting the kids to bed I headed out into the shop and went to work.
I made a video showing how I made them up:
I used a die to cut the threads. A lathe purist perhaps would have single pointed them, but I didn’t have time and it was getting late. I delivered them early Saturday morning, and I was told they did the job well. I did lose a bit of sleep that night, but it was fun to do and I was glad to help out someone else get another job done that couldn’t wait for another solution.