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Bob Chilcoat
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 11:04 pm    Post subject: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

Needed for an old sewing machine. It's a listed thread, and I can probably
get a box of 100 from McMaster, but I only need one 3/8 long, binder or
cheese head screw. Any ideas?

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Doug White
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 12:05 am    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

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In article <23Q7g.18$G22.14@fe11.lga>, "Bob Chilcoat" <viewptmd@optonlineREMOVE.net> wrote:
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Needed for an old sewing machine. It's a listed thread, and I can probably
get a box of 100 from McMaster, but I only need one 3/8 long, binder or
cheese head screw. Any ideas?

Find a gunsmith. I think that's a common thread for mounting sights.

Doug White
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Wayne Lundberg
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 12:06 am    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

Try a hobby shop. Usually sold in pairs... maybe not any more.

"Bob Chilcoat" <viewptmd@optonlineREMOVE.net> wrote in message
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Needed for an old sewing machine. It's a listed thread, and I can
probably
get a box of 100 from McMaster, but I only need one 3/8 long, binder or
cheese head screw. Any ideas?

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Bob (Chief Pilot, White Knuckle Airways)


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James P Crombie
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 1:04 am    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

Bob Chilcoat wrote:
Quote:
Needed for an old sewing machine. It's a listed thread, and I can probably
get a box of 100 from McMaster, but I only need one 3/8 long, binder or
cheese head screw. Any ideas?

Try a local hobby shop if possible, a lot of the rc stuff uses small

thread stuff like that.
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MOP CAP
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 1:04 am    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

In article <23Q7g.18$G22.14@fe11.lga>, Bob Chilcoat
<viewptmd@optonlineREMOVE.net> wrote:

Quote:
Needed for an old sewing machine. It's a listed thread, and I can probably
get a box of 100 from McMaster, but I only need one 3/8 long, binder or
cheese head screw. Any ideas?

Send me your address. I can send you any of the following.

3/4 NP brass pan hd.
3/4 brass fillister
3/8 rd hd steel


Chuck P.
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JR North
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 1:04 am    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

Common thread in R/C. Try a hobby shop. May have to buy a few per, but
definitely not 100.
JR
Dweller in the cellar

Bob Chilcoat wrote:
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Needed for an old sewing machine. It's a listed thread, and I can probably
get a box of 100 from McMaster, but I only need one 3/8 long, binder or
cheese head screw. Any ideas?



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 1:04 am    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

Bob,

Found some weird screws.....just checked, including #6-40 x 1/2" or
3/4" long.

If you bomb out, e-mail me and I'll mail you a few.

If you want them shortened to 3/8" that'll cost a little extra! :-)

Wolfgang
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Gunner
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 2:04 am    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

On Mon, 08 May 2006 23:53:42 GMT, gwhite@alum.mit.edu (Doug White)
wrote:

Quote:
Keywords:
In article <23Q7g.18$G22.14@fe11.lga>, "Bob Chilcoat" <viewptmd@optonlineREMOVE.net> wrote:
Needed for an old sewing machine. It's a listed thread, and I can probably
get a box of 100 from McMaster, but I only need one 3/8 long, binder or
cheese head screw. Any ideas?

Find a gunsmith. I think that's a common thread for mounting sights.

Doug White

Ive got a small bottle full of them..but they are all much much
shorter. Ill check to see if Ive got the die.

Gunner

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Now why doesn't this surprise me one bit?

That's easy.... you're too dull witted to be capable of surprise. What
little synaptic ability you do possess is stretched to the limit with
life support. If you diverted power to the critical thought processors
you'd asphyxiate in a matter of minutes.

George Orwell
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Ignoramus25821
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 2:04 am    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

On Mon, 8 May 2006 18:59:16 -0400, Bob Chilcoat <viewptmd@optonlineREMOVE.net> wrote:
Quote:
Needed for an old sewing machine. It's a listed thread, and I can probably
get a box of 100 from McMaster, but I only need one 3/8 long, binder or
cheese head screw. Any ideas?


How about Ace hardware? It is a super standard size.

i
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Pete C.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 3:03 am    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

Ignoramus25821 wrote:
Quote:

On Mon, 8 May 2006 18:59:16 -0400, Bob Chilcoat <viewptmd@optonlineREMOVE.net> wrote:
Needed for an old sewing machine. It's a listed thread, and I can probably
get a box of 100 from McMaster, but I only need one 3/8 long, binder or
cheese head screw. Any ideas?


How about Ace hardware? It is a super standard size.

i

I think you're confusing it with the common 6-32 or 4-40.

Pete C.
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Ignoramus25821
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 4:03 am    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

On Tue, 09 May 2006 02:24:08 GMT, Pete C. <aux3.DOH.4@snet.net> wrote:
Quote:
Ignoramus25821 wrote:

On Mon, 8 May 2006 18:59:16 -0400, Bob Chilcoat <viewptmd@optonlineREMOVE.net> wrote:
Needed for an old sewing machine. It's a listed thread, and I can probably
get a box of 100 from McMaster, but I only need one 3/8 long, binder or
cheese head screw. Any ideas?


How about Ace hardware? It is a super standard size.

i

I think you're confusing it with the common 6-32 or 4-40.


Pete, yes, you are right.

i
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Richard J Kinch
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 5:02 am    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

Bob Chilcoat writes:

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Any ideas?

Speciality drawers on the hardware aisle at Lowes, or maybe Home Depot.
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Gunner
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 7:02 am    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

On Tue, 09 May 2006 02:24:08 GMT, "Pete C." <aux3.DOH.4@snet.net>
wrote:

Quote:
Ignoramus25821 wrote:

On Mon, 8 May 2006 18:59:16 -0400, Bob Chilcoat <viewptmd@optonlineREMOVE.net> wrote:
Needed for an old sewing machine. It's a listed thread, and I can probably
get a box of 100 from McMaster, but I only need one 3/8 long, binder or
cheese head screw. Any ideas?


How about Ace hardware? It is a super standard size.

i

I think you're confusing it with the common 6-32 or 4-40.

Pete C.

Ayup...6-40 and 6-48 are gun screw sizes..and are a bit hard to find.
Harder yet to find in anything over 1/4" long.

Gunner

Quote:
Now why doesn't this surprise me one bit?

That's easy.... you're too dull witted to be capable of surprise. What
little synaptic ability you do possess is stretched to the limit with
life support. If you diverted power to the critical thought processors
you'd asphyxiate in a matter of minutes.

George Orwell
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Don Foreman
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

On Tue, 09 May 2006 06:50:24 GMT, Gunner <gunner@lightspeed.net>
wrote:

Quote:
On Tue, 09 May 2006 02:24:08 GMT, "Pete C." <aux3.DOH.4@snet.net
wrote:

Ignoramus25821 wrote:

On Mon, 8 May 2006 18:59:16 -0400, Bob Chilcoat <viewptmd@optonlineREMOVE.net> wrote:
Needed for an old sewing machine. It's a listed thread, and I can probably
get a box of 100 from McMaster, but I only need one 3/8 long, binder or
cheese head screw. Any ideas?


How about Ace hardware? It is a super standard size.

i

I think you're confusing it with the common 6-32 or 4-40.

Pete C.

Ayup...6-40 and 6-48 are gun screw sizes..and are a bit hard to find.
Harder yet to find in anything over 1/4" long.

Well, it just ain't right. I mean, there's 10-32 and 8-32, why
couldn't they standardize on 6-40 and 4-40? The 6-32 tap is the
weakest one in the box. If I ever break a tap, it's 6-32. Not 2-56
or 4-40 but 6-32. 6-32 is a coarse and vulgar thread for a small
screw like that. A nice little screw should have a more refined
thread.

Perhaps we peasants should revolt. Civil disobedience, uncivil
disobedience, whatever it takes. Steal the boxes of 6-32's and
throw them though the windows of the Immigrant's Rights center.

"Hmm, the bullet I extracted expanded with an odd transverse slot,
has a single 32-twist rifling groove in .138 caliber......"
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Ignoramus19605
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to get ONE 6-40 machine screw? Reply with quote

On Tue, 09 May 2006 09:46:00 -0500, Don Foreman <dforeman@NOSPAMgoldengate.net> wrote:
Quote:
On Tue, 09 May 2006 06:50:24 GMT, Gunner <gunner@lightspeed.net
wrote:

On Tue, 09 May 2006 02:24:08 GMT, "Pete C." <aux3.DOH.4@snet.net
wrote:

Ignoramus25821 wrote:

On Mon, 8 May 2006 18:59:16 -0400, Bob Chilcoat <viewptmd@optonlineREMOVE.net> wrote:
Needed for an old sewing machine. It's a listed thread, and I can probably
get a box of 100 from McMaster, but I only need one 3/8 long, binder or
cheese head screw. Any ideas?


How about Ace hardware? It is a super standard size.

i

I think you're confusing it with the common 6-32 or 4-40.

Pete C.

Ayup...6-40 and 6-48 are gun screw sizes..and are a bit hard to find.
Harder yet to find in anything over 1/4" long.

Well, it just ain't right. I mean, there's 10-32 and 8-32, why
couldn't they standardize on 6-40 and 4-40? The 6-32 tap is the
weakest one in the box. If I ever break a tap, it's 6-32. Not 2-56
or 4-40 but 6-32. 6-32 is a coarse and vulgar thread for a small
screw like that. A nice little screw should have a more refined
thread.

Perhaps we peasants should revolt. Civil disobedience, uncivil
disobedience, whatever it takes. Steal the boxes of 6-32's and
throw them though the windows of the Immigrant's Rights center.

"Hmm, the bullet I extracted expanded with an odd transverse slot,
has a single 32-twist rifling groove in .138 caliber......"

I also had this experience. Tapped some holes in aluminum and 6-32 was
flexing a lot. I tapped holes in this in this heatsink:

http://igor.chudov.com/projects/Welding/11-New-Rectifier/dscf0252.jpg
http://igor.chudov.com/projects/Welding/11-New-Rectifier/dscf0250.jpg

The 10-32 holes were much easier on the tap than 6-32. Most holes
I tapped were, fortunately, 10-32.

(the pictures also show wire labeling)

i
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