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| I found this old thing in a drawer and finally took some photos of | it. It's an automatic threading whatchacallit for a bigger lathe than | I currently own.
Isn't it called "quick retract thread cutting device"?
Nick
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--Yes, but what I'd like to do is find the original manufacturer, or alternately see if there's anything similar out there made to a more manageable scale; this one's a wee bit huge for my Myford. --PS would have replied sooner but my ISP has switched to a newer version of tin and it's been a real PITA to get it working right. When trying to post this follow-up I keep getting this message: ----- Warning: Posting is in ISO-8859-15 and contains characters which are not in your selected MM_NETWORK_CHARSET: US-ASCII. These characters will be replaced by '?' if you post this article unchanged. ----- -- "Steamboat Ed" Haas : Whatever happened Hacking the Trailing Edge! : to Tom Nelson?
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They produce castings and plans for two devices: a retracting toolholder which can be clamped in a lathe toolpost and carries a springloaded threading tool which can be withdrawn under spring power at the end of a threading traverse or a spring-loaded Myford topslide which may be operated in the same manner. I have made the latter and find it extremely useful.
The Myford topslide mod was designed by the legendary and late- lamented George Thomas (the other 'Saint George') and is fully described and drawn in his book 'The Model Engineer's Manual' - available from Hemingway for about £25. (If you should need further help or information, e-mail me)
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