Here's my take on the humble die holder.
The holder i got with a cheap tap and die set wasn't too great and once i tried to thread a 10mm bar it split in half.
So being a cheapskate i decided to just make my own from scrap 6061 aluminium i had lying around.
Drew up the design in cad/cam and machined it on the cnc. ally was 15mm thick and i cut it out using a 1/8" endmill.
Can share the dxf if anyone likes, was drawn in vcarve pro.
Hi, nice, build !
Just one question, why did you go for an octagonal interior shape ?
With your CNC, you could have cut it round ?
And what about your CNC mill, is it homemade ? On the other thread where you show a photo, the cutting head seems to be pow a wood router ?
Thanks DIYer, it was a cheap and nasty set, the holder was poorly cast alloy and didn't take much to fail.
Here is the dxf for those interested. Its a simple 2d drawing and i used 1/2" 6061 to make it.
The hex pocket i made 9mm deep and it was all cut with a 1/8" 2 flute endmill.
You could use a thicker material and the handles are just some allthread i had laying around with peices of aluminium tube slid over it.
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