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To many items lost not delivered and. I HAD TO REMOVE THE 24 PHOTOGRAPHS DUE TO E BAY POLICY ON LARGE PHOTOGRAPHS HOSTED BY AUCTIVA. SO GUESS YOU HAVE TO FIGURE IT OUT BY THE 12 REGULAR PHOTOGRAPHS.Plugs, bolts, 4-40 tap etc. CHEERS, BILL THIS IS NOT FOR SALE. FOR THE EXPERTS WHO DO. Gave me an idea and. This is a photographic step. By step course in making a. Set of 3 nylon spacer inserts. To fit either An L G Case Opener. Or A Large XL Jaxa Wrench. Which is available off E Bay. E bay item number 251670152230.
The L G case wrench will open. Wide enough for a 16 size case. Back but not for the middle case.
Body, or an 18 size case back. The nylon plugs for both. Wrenches use the same hole size. 1 --Cases I have repaired.Threads on so far : Keystone Military. Base metal, not original back. Rethreaded to fit case, cannot. Tell it was done opens - closes. Not close flush closes now flush.
A little tight still, this was. Bulldogs, the backs would not. Lock closed or close flush. Closes flush now and locks. Dinged bad with soft brass.
Threads on case middle body. So rethreaded case body and.Back closes ok, design now. Lines up with pendant, still. Little touchy but would not.
Close at all and jammed before. Rethreaded it to many times.
All Cases measured 4-40 threads. 23 - Two Views of Wrench.In proper position on base metal. Case back ready to rethread. And clean burrs off etc. Tap in right hole plug and lock. Into thread with two sides of. The tap like a pyramid. 56 -Two types of thread count. 7-- Ace is the place. 8All you need: 3 ½ inch spacers. 2 stainless or steel or brass. 4-40 ¾ inch bolts -1 4-40 tap.
For 16 size case companies. Mentioned and A 6-32 tap for.
Not experimented or made one yet. 9-- Trim bolt head a bit on grinder. To fit Jaxa case plug hole.10--12- Completed tap plug in. Spacer and new tap unground yet. And tap out of the spacer and. 13 to 19-- Location Location.
2021-- Tap grinding on simple. Grinder, dip in water frequently. 22Snapping tap shank to size. 23Tool shown on Star W.
Case body to rethread and cut the dings. 24Nice flush closing now and. Pattern now lines up with pendant. A 3 WEEK OLD IDEA WITH.LOTS OF ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. NEEDED, SO PASS THIS ALONG. HERE ARE THE COMMENTS FROM SATISIFIED MAKERS AND USERS OF THIS NEAT TOOL. I machined brass pins and then drilled and taped threads to accept the screws and tap. Works great perfect fit looking forward for the next course Doug.
Comment from e bayer who made one , I made one of these per your info. It worked fine on a 16 size pocket watch back cover. However it didn't work as well on the case itself.. One problem is that sometimes the 4-40 screws bottom before the tap. I suggest replacing them with unthreaded plastic posts.Don't know if that will help but I will try that next. When using on the case body threads The tap and the 4-40 screws don't fit between the threads and the stem holder. I plan to grind off one of the three legs of the tap so it will fit between the case body threads and either replace the 4-40 screws with unthreaded posts or grind one side of the screws so they will pass between the case threads and the stem. Another thing is the quality of the case opener. There is a lot of slop in the bit holders.
The 4-40 tap should be in the bit holder closest to the handle. That one has the least slop especially in the in/out direction. Also the 2 plates of the case opener are held apart by 4 spacers. If you shorten the spacers for a tighter fit, that will reduce the slop.If the tap leans away from the threads that will cause it to remove more material from the top threads and less from the threads near the bottom. This could be why you couldn't screw the case back all the way down. Keeping the tap more vertical will help that.
Also in the past when I had a case back or bezel that was tight or felt rough I put a bit of Wenol or polishing paste on the case threads and then put the case back or bezel back on. Then as I watched TV I would screw them together and twist them back and for through the range of the fit until it felt smooth.This method removes material where there is interference. The item "Hamilton Illinois Ball Pocket Watch Railroad Case Thread Repair Tool INFO 4 YOU" is in sale since Saturday, September 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Tools & Parts".
The seller is "partimeart" and is located in tampa, FL. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.