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    Post Homemade tap

    Made a tap from O1 steel using the lathe and angle grinder.
    Heated it red and quenched in oil, tempered blue 2 times and saved a expensive radiator.

    You should give O1 steel a try. Saved a lot from buying a special tap for using once and learned one or two things.




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    Now that is cool, so first you sized the 01 steel then threaded it and then cut the grooves with you angle grinder then ran it through a heat treat process.

    Sounds easy enough.

    Ralph

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    yes easy and very cheap

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    Thanks! Something I need to do, but was hemming and hawing (just an hour ago!) about it.
    Awesome!

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    Thanks Cascao! We've added your Tap to our Tapping and Threading category,
    as well as to your builder page: Cascao's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

    Tap by Cascao
    tags: tapping



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