13 years ago
Thought I would ask the group before I barge in the workshop and just do
Making two steering rack extensions for my kitcar. Length of en3 bar, mild
steel 25 mm dia. Have turned one end down to 14 mm and drilled the other
end 12 mm. to the required depth.
Bought some taps and dies off ebXy and I am considering just fitting to
the lathe slow speed and going for it single pass with the split die. and
a few passes to allow me to clear the chips with the tap, taper then plug.
I have done the die bit before on both 12mm and 16 mm, in both
instances I used good quality HSS cutters. because I only need two off I
got carbon steel.
Does the group think this would be too brittle for
the job and I should used hand power to turn the headstock rather then