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Tap and Screw Jig Tutorial #4: Finishing the Tap

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Blog entry by CartersWhittling posted 04-29-2012 04:24 AM 7649 reads 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Finishing the Guide Block Part 4 of Tap and Screw Jig Tutorial series Part 5: Dimensioning the Cutter »

Hello.

In the latest video I complete all the work on the Tap my buddy Chris Legendre designed. At this point in the series you should have all the knowledge you need to make wooden nuts of whatever size you want. I begin the video by explaining how to locate the mortise for the blade. I continue by showing the entire process involved in making the blade: shaping, hardening, and tempering. I then cut the mortise for the blade and wedge, fit the wedge, and make the “chip clear out” groove in front of the blade.

After this video I will start work on the screw jig (the tool used for making wooden screws).

PS// If anybody uses this information to make their own nuts, I would be glad to hear about it or see some pictures of your work.

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-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/



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Dave

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#1 posted 04-29-2012 05:24 AM

Very informative. I am in the future wanting to build my own vise screws. I plan to use your method to do this. Thank you for sharing this.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#2 posted 04-29-2012 07:13 AM

Very cool video with clear information thank you

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#3 posted 04-29-2012 11:32 AM

Carter, I find this series of videos to be very helpful. Thanks for posting them.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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MShort

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#4 posted 04-29-2012 02:02 PM

Another excellent job on your tutorial and instructions. Thanks so much for doing this video series. GREAT STUFF !!!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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adifrot

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#5 posted 04-29-2012 02:54 PM

Great video, YOU are an excellent instructor, I have learned another detail on making the cutter that I had not taken into account and that is, tempering the tool. Excellent show.
Looking forward to the next segment.
Thank you for your time to share. The link below should show the results of your instruction.

http://s1053.photobucket.com/albums/s466/adifrot/?action=view&current=030212012.jpg

-- Only need space,time & energy to getter DONE.

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rance

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#6 posted 04-29-2012 09:07 PM

Very well done Carter. Thanks again for sharing this knowledge.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 04-29-2012 09:35 PM

@adifrot – You sure have been busy. Those screws and the nuts look great. I am glad you are making use of the knowledge.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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#8 posted 04-30-2012 01:25 AM

Very GOOD, Carter…

I needed that…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#9 posted 04-30-2012 01:49 AM

Thanks for the video carter, Here is mine!


I was carving my screw by hand but I gave up, I’m going to build the router jig soon!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#10 posted 04-30-2012 02:12 AM

Wow adifrot what did you make like 10 screws already?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#11 posted 04-30-2012 02:13 AM

Adifrot, how do you like that Lathe you have? I saw one like that on craigsllist I was thinking of buying.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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hhhopks

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#12 posted 05-16-2012 01:37 AM

Carter,
Many thanks to the tutorial.
Making screws and threads have been a challenge for many people.
It is amazing how you manage to make a complex problem and simplify iit for the common folks.
I appreciate you sharing your talents with us.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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adifrot

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#13 posted 05-16-2012 10:40 PM

Mauricio, sorry about not responding to your post sooner. I am a newcomer to wood turning and have found this little lathe to be a satifactory starter for me since I only paid $150 for it. It has crude adjustment levers that are like most Craftsman machines. Poorly designed for regular use. But for me I do not turn that much and for now I am fine with it.
It has enough power and is steady enough for spindle work on hardwood. As long as my chisel are razor sharp and set at the correct bevel. It does what it should for most simple shapes.
Good luck on your endevor.

-- Only need space,time & energy to getter DONE.

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Mauricio

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#14 posted 05-17-2012 01:17 AM

Thanks Adifrot, I acually just got a similar one for the same price, it came with the tools. I learned to use it and turned out a screw bank. I just replied on different blog post of Carters, It seems ok to me and it has a lot of capacity/length for the money.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#15 posted 07-20-2012 01:33 AM

Awesome tutorial, thanks so much, I really couldn’t find anything like this anywhere else!

-- --- Alex --- http://thedinosaurwalk.com/computer-desk-plans/

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