- Feb 7, 2013
There where some I just run the whole screw over my wire wheel and it soften the edges and removed the burrs. RayClever. Did you end up with any burrs in the threads at the keyway and if so, how did you clean them up?
Yea when I was a kid and could afford it I purchased a couple of broach sets they do work nice. I will save the tube incase anyone else needs one. RayGood job Ray, --did you broach the keyway in your alumn tube? this can probably be used again for other leadscrews or shafts that size. Dave
You gotta post some pictures of that. :worthless:I had a 12" x 54" bed on my craftsmen lathe. It's a newer model so it has the 1/2" thick ways. Had a job come in last month that needed a longer bed lathe. Looked like a money making deal so I picked up another bed on ebay and fastened both beds together and made a 8' lead screw for it. Was a real job to get everything lined up but works great. Had to set up three vices on my mill to hold the acme thread so as to cut the key way. If you cut just a little deeper than the thread everything should be fine.
I believe I got it from Roton I will check and make sure that was correct McMaster Carr has it but I think it was more expensive. RayWhere did you source the acme stock? Curious, and thanks...