Even though I do most of my threading by single point, if at all possible I like to have the taps and dies to chase or clean up the threads if needed.
In the case of having to make special threads such as NEF "national extra fine" like 7/8" 20 TPI and 1" 20 TPi My Greenfield 7 tap handle will hold the taps, but I didn't have a die stock for the 1 7/8" diameter die. I don't have a 1 1/2 a 2" or a 2 1/2 for that matter either and if I don't find a bargain on them, I will make them as needed I prefer Wiley & Russell / greenfield
I started with a piece of mystery shafting I had salvaged a dozen of so of these when I broke up a bunch of Highline stringing reels.
Needs bored just a little deeper
When possible I saw off the parts instead of parting on the lathe this shafting proved to be some pretty tough to machine stuff so why wear out my part off inserts
Chucked in the smaller lathe so I could chuck on the bore
Next it needs handles these gr8 bolts should do nicely
I purposely left the gr markings on