Moving along from an exhausting art discussion thread and onto another
thread a stroke more practical, I thought to ask if anyone has ever, er,
died or tapped a thread by hand.
Home Depot seems to have these tap and die sets and I'd thought about it for
a project or two in the past, but was a little wary of the process as a
newbie and the fact that I was using fairly hard stainless rods at the time.
Anyone ever done this, and/or how easy might it be to do, especially with
harder metals, and what might the results be in terms of accuracy and
Are there other applications or effects for these things beyond what I
The years I wasted in high school was a tragedy.
I don't recall ever having a shop class, and yours sounded well worth
having. It might have helped keep me in school too-- like technical drawing
With primitive knowledge, one can survive in times of great pestilence and
Knowledge not to be diminished or underestimated.
I still want to take some sort of survival training lite.
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