[1.20.2012]Creating Chips: A Water Proof Match Canister

Description of Project

This project was used to learn how to thread using a lathe. This is an operation that is the foundation of most assembly and I thought it was a very important thing to know and understand how to do.  So I came up with a simple project which requires threading, a waterproof match canister.

Processes Applied:

Tool Design
Tool Fabrication


Learned some interesting properties of Aluminum, Mainly that Aluminum on Aluminum for threads will weld together. Project Terminated. Success on learning the basics behind threading a rod on a Lathe, and that is all we really need to have a successful project!

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