49840Re: Big Nuts! (1 1/2-8 to be exact)
- Mar 2, 2008I'd go for three 1 1/2-8 nuts . who do i mail the check to and where.
email me at misterfxt at sbcglobal.net and put nuts in the subject so
i don't delete it in error. Thanks J
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> FWIW: Walking around at the fastener company the other day I saw some
> big honkin' threaded rod. I commented to my friend that it looked
> almost like the spindle thread on my lathe. He said that what was on
> the rack ranged from 1 1/4-8 up to 2-8 and that 8 TPI is the industry
> standard for almost everything over 1.125" dia. So I asked if by
> chance they had any 1 1/2-8 nuts. "Sure," he sez, "I think we just
> got a keg of them. How many do you want?" I asked what the retail
> price would be and he thought around $2.50 each, then proceeds to
> give me one. A 'sample' he sez.
> There are a couple of pictures in an album called "nuts" I'd be happy
> to buy a few and provide them at my cost if anyone's interested. I
> can think of several ways they might come in handy. Darn sight
> sturdier than PVC for a nose thread guard... (Yes, the one picture
> was taken after I relieved the back for just such use)Email me:
> Also in the album are a couple of pictures of my shop-made carriage
> stop. 1/2-20 all-thread gives .0025 per click, once I get the witness
> mark stamped!
> Apropos of nothing, I was delighted to learn that "swarf" is a real
> word of ancient origin, not some recent concoction. Although it does
> sound like something from a bad 'Star Trek' parody: "Fire futon
> torpedos, Mr. Swarf!" But then again, I like words...
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