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old toolmaker

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I am wanting to build an effective follower rest for my mini lathe for threading a long screw. I don't like the factory commercial mini lathe accessory with the rollers. Chips can get between the roller and work and cause problems. I am looking for a good idea to solve this issue. Any thoughts out there?

Dick
 

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Can you make new parts to replace the roller carriers out of cast iron (best) or a wear resistant bronze?
 

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What about adjustable wipers in front of the rollers or bearing blocks?
 

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You could alter your cutter to change chip direction and type of chip.
 

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Hi Dick,

Did you come up with an acceptable solution? I was thinking that a combination of wipers and fingers (not rollers) might do.

I'm also wondering about the ridge that's raised due to the threading operation. Could that be a problem? It might score the fingers and, in effect, cut "threads" in the fingers.

-Mark
 
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