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just a lil tap - krv3000 - 09-11-2014

hi all have bin busy with other things but three amigos needs sum taps well 6 of them bin looking at different types but think the plane old taper and spring type will be best suited for it so i mad one as a prototype cut a length of 10 by 10 mm brass bare i think 28mm long divided it in have drilled a 2.6mm hole in the middle then went threw with the taper reamer that i have then set the tool Post over on the lathe to mack the tap fitting drilled the top for the handle to go in silver solder that in place all dun need to put in the 4 jaw chuck and drill all the way threw and round off ether end pics so far


RE: just a lil tap - doubleboost - 09-11-2014

Hi
Bob
Real nice work on the drain valvesDroolDrool
They will look much better than mine YikesYikes
John


RE: just a lil tap - EdK - 09-11-2014

Graemlin

Ed


RE: just a lil tap - kenne - 09-11-2014

(09-11-2014, 03:52 PM)krv3000 Wrote: hi all have bin busy with other things but three amigos needs sum taps well 6 of them bin looking at different types but think the plane old taper and spring type will be best suited for it so i mad one as a prototype cut a length of 10 by 10 mm brass bare i think 28mm long divided it in have drilled a 2.6mm hole in the middle then went threw with the taper reamer that i have then set the tool Post over on the lathe to mack the tap fitting drilled the top for the handle to go in silver solder that in place all dun need to put in the 4 jaw chuck and drill all the way threw and round off ether end pics so far
Very nice work , makes me think I should take another look at mine Bash


RE: just a lil tap - TomG - 09-12-2014

And I thought you were going to cut some threads. Big Grin

Nice work Bob. Will there be a spring on the back to hold the two pieces together, or is the taper enough?

Tom


RE: just a lil tap - Hawkeye - 09-12-2014

Nice process, Bob. I assume the passage through the body and spigot will be pretty small - around 3 or 4mm?


RE: just a lil tap - krv3000 - 09-13-2014

hi well started on all 6 today will post pics yep their will be a spring on the bottom to keep the tap in place and the hole that will be gowning threw will be 3.5mm on the prototype the thread in the bottom of the tap is m3 but on the proper ones its m2


RE: just a lil tap - krv3000 - 09-14-2014

hi i finished off the tap handles today as promised pics


RE: just a lil tap - Micktoon - 09-14-2014

Hi Bob , looking good , quite a little production line you have going there Smile. Nice job.
Cheers Mick.


RE: just a lil tap - doubleboost - 09-14-2014

Looking nice Bob
2 mill lol
John