Most of you guys who are well-versed in using a centre lathe or bench lathe to perform all kinds of operations it has to perform, will surely tell me that cutting male threads using a lathe is a lengthy and a tedious process. i kind of agree to that as i myself have some experience in that.
but now i have an idea: what if the threads were cut using a die. that is, the die will be mounted on the tool post with its axis coincident with the axis of the workpiece (or the lathe axis). The chuck (with the job fitted in it) is then made to rotate at the required speed, and then the die is progressed on to the workpiece by spinning the slide.
will this work ?