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  1. #1
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    Default Installing qctp,need advice please

    The thread on the new qctp mounting bolt is different to the original on my Sheraton Conquest 10. I figure the simplest way is to modify the thread on the new bolt to fit the original base plate. The bolt shaft is a larger diameter so I think its ok to modify.
    Any reasons why this is a bad idea?
    And if its a good idea, can anyone from Central Coast NSW point me toward a machinist who will do such a small job?
    And yes, my lathe does cut screws, but I haven't graduated screw cutting school and I don't want to risk a mistake on this vital part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicval01 View Post
    Any reasons why this is a bad idea?
    Not that I can think of. I had to make a new bolt for the QCTP on my Hercus 260. My metric lathe wouldn’t cut the ˝” thread to match the topslide, so I used a die.
    Chris

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    Great, thanks for that. Now, to find a machinist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicval01 View Post
    Great, thanks for that. Now, to find a machinist...
    I know one, PM me if you like.

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