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Tapping damascus

desmodus Jul 15, 2017

  1. desmodus

    desmodus Cabeza Caliente Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Can you do it or are the layers going to muck up the threads?
     
  2. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade Aku of Texas Super Moderator

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    Should be able to tap it with good equipment.
     
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  3. Clydetz

    Clydetz straight and true Brigade Member

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    Ask Glenn... maybe he's had some experience with tapping Damascus with his projects.
     
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  4. desmodus

    desmodus Cabeza Caliente Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Yea Glenn said it was not a problem if I had good gear to do it.
     
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  5. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade Aku of Texas Super Moderator

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    Yeah, something a step above harbor freight
     
  6. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Good question , and yes it can any good local mill can do it for you. only problem is the finer the thread the easier it can be stripped .
     
  7. Seamus

    Seamus knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    As long as it's annealed and you use a good tap with cutting fluid, it should be fine. 0-80 is always a hard size but 1-72 and up is less concern.
     
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  8. blackmetal1181

    blackmetal1181 The Devils Knifemaker JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Shars self reversing tapping head.
    Very similar to tapmatic for about half the price
    One of my better investments about 150$
    Should have no problem with damascus
    But drill the hole a little larger and use thread forming taps. The steel would obviously need to not be hardened
     
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