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Mangled Threads

Susquatch

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Welcome from Ontario.

Tell us - Why did you title your intro "mangled threads?
 

50north

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Welcome from Ontario.

Tell us - Why did you title your intro "mangled threads?
I was trying to do some inside threads on some hdpe yesterday. One of our hummingbird feeders had the top screw cap fail and the body is made of glass and I don't like throwing things out and prefer glass. I measured the thread pitch and then tried to figure out the correct settings on the lathe. Somehow I managed to get it to work and saved something from the trash. The outcome could've been mangled threads very easily ;-) I also have a 12x36 Lathe, 4'x5' precix CNC Router Table, DC Tig and Miller Wire Feed. Still looking for an affordable, to me anyway, Mill....
 

Susquatch

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One of our hummingbird feeders had the top screw cap fail and the body is made of glass and I don't like throwing things out and prefer glass.

Very Cool. We share a similar affection for glass feeders and rescuing useful things. If you make another cap, put a cup on the other end and fill that with water to stop the ants from reaching the sugar water.

Just today I was watching a dozen hummers fighting over a feeder and competing with some bigger orioles.
 

50north

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Here is the pic of the happy bird and the blue fabricated top which hasn't fallen off yet! Now how does that go, happy bird, happy wife, happy life ;-)
Thanks for all the greetings and welcomes, most appreciated. I will get a membership! If you are ever golfing at Rivershore near Kamloops, you have a place with some refreshments waiting for you. B.T.W. it was 4 tpi and my lathe did go that slow ;-)
 

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Tecnico

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Welcome from the east coast!

Another thumbs up on the hummer feeder, always good to use the tools to keep something out of the landfill!

I think I see a Lancair 320 there, you build that? You’re in good company here, there are builders & pilots in the woodwork.

D :cool:
 

50north

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Welcome from the east coast!

Another thumbs up on the hummer feeder, always good to use the tools to keep something out of the landfill!

I think I see a Lancair 320 there, you build that? You’re in good company here, there are builders & pilots in the woodwork.

D :cool:
Good eyes! It's a Lancair 360 that I built ten years ago and it's still waiting for it's final paint job! Hoping to get it into the shop this year and re-do the wiring/electronics. The picture was taken in Valemount near the Rockies when I attended a historical presentation from the Jasper and Valemount Railway Societies at Lucerne which was a terminal for the Canadian Northern Railway (pre-CN).
 
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Tecnico

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Good eyes! It's a Lancair 360 that I built ten years ago and it's still waiting for it's final paint job! Hoping to get it into the shop this year and re-do the wiring/electronics.

You may not have finish paint but you are flying it which is more than I can say so good for you! Spent some time on it today though, laying out where the control stick supports will go. It's a Murphy Elite.

D :cool:
 

jcdammeyer

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Welcome from the east coast!

Another thumbs up on the hummer feeder, always good to use the tools to keep something out of the landfill!

I think I see a Lancair 320 there, you build that? You’re in good company here, there are builders & pilots in the woodwork.

D :cool:
OK. Where? I don't see it in the bird feeder photo.
 
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