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Arbalest

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Tapping Guide
« on: September 09, 2012, 02:04:14 PM »
Just finished making a tapping guide. There are several different designs out there and I'll probably make the double ended one next.
Stats: 12mm & 8mm silver steel, M4 set screw. Overall length extended 102mm, body 62mm, travel 17mm.


Offline rleete

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Re: Tapping Guide
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012, 03:11:22 PM »
Nice.  Where did you get the spring for it?

Arbalest

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Re: Tapping Guide
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012, 04:28:22 PM »
I've bought packets of mixed sized small springs over the years so I now have a small selection to choose from.
Model engineering shows often have small packs of them for sale.

Arbalest

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Re: Tapping Guide
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 09:56:28 PM »
Made another.



I bought the bottom one to make up a small order for some other stuff. It was so badly made I needed to ream the hole in the body and make a new plunger.

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Re: Tapping Guide
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 10:39:32 PM »
I've got a Starret like the bottom one....and welll.......it's a Starrett... :NotWorthy:

I do have one like you made that I happened to find in a used tool shop....scooped it up!   Found out later that it was a duplicate to one done in Home Shop Machinist....I have the article!

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Re: Tapping Guide
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 09:50:17 AM »
They are handy to have Dave. Three should do me for now but I always like to see others stuff!  ;)