Hello. This is a new blog series I am doing. The topic is how to make a tap and screw jig for making large wooden screws.
To start I will say that I hope many of the readers find this series useful because they can use the knowledge to make their own screws and nuts for clamps, vises, presses, etc… It took my friend and I hours upon hours, spread over months to finally get a functioning tap and screw jig. So my purpose in writing this blog is to give other woodworkers the proper instruction on how to make a perfectly functioning tap and screw jig without needing to do the hours of research and testing.
I do not have much to say outside of the video that I made to start the series. In the video I go over some uses for wooden screws, how to choose the diameter of the screw, and the thread pattern. In the next video I will physically start work on the tap. The tap and screw jig I will be making during the tutorial series will make a 1” diameter screw with 4 teeth per inch. But like I mention in the video you can use the exact same process to make any size screw you want, all you need to do is change the dimensions.
This is a picture of a 2 1/2” diameter wood screw with 2 teeth per inch that I made using the same tools we will be making in this tutorial.
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