Seek Screw Eye Adjusters
By Craig Smith
Hi, I need some screw eye adjusters. The eye is about 0.375" diameter
and the straight (threaded) part is about one inch long. The diameter
of the metal rod that they are made from is 0.055". The threaded part
is 40 threads per inch. The originals are brass but I could manage
with steel if I can't find brass.
I haven't found brass wire the right size but I did find some 0.055"
D steel rod. The problem is to thread it. The only dies I have that
small are for clock screws and they are way more than 40 per inch.
Actually, the originals look like they were rolled or pressed somehow
-- the threaded part is about 0.005" larger than the plain rod and the
threads don't look like they were cut with a die. Maybe someone knows
how they made this sort of thing in the old days. Suggestions?
Craig Smith - in upstate New York
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