The film is entirely devoted to threading on the lathe.
Rudy thoroughly covers the basics of facing, boring and turning on the lathe. Included are plans and directions for a project to practice your skills. He demonstrates on his 1933 9" South Bend lathe. Rudy Kouhoupt was a columnist for "The Home Shop Machinist" and "Live Steam" magazines for 24 years. He also contributed articles and plans to "Popular Mechanics" magazine for more than ten. He was a consummate machinist and a superb teacher. Rudy has always been a proponent of the "Keep it Simple" method of machine and tool design and machining style. You will learn much from his approaches.