Engineering in Miniature

posted 16 Jul 2013, 04:59 by David Griffiths
I did a bit of a service to my lathe this morning, which included fettling the gib strips and their screws on the cross slide. I was rather pleased with how little play this this resulted in, and decided to test it out by machining something a little more intricate than I normally would. This ended up with me making a machine screw so small my phone's camera would not focus on it! It is an M1.6 screw in brass, with a cheese head, and clocks in about 3/16" long in . I even made a corresponding threaded hole to try it out, and I am very pleased with the results.

Now, back to some proper work...
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