Midnight Machinist: Making Some Screws

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.



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