Well the day finally came and large wooden screws I ordered came in yesterday ☺. I wasn’t quite prepared for how big these guys were going to be. Tim Allen would be grunting his approval, if he had seen these big guys. The pictures really don’t do them justice.
The over length is about 25”. The threaded area is 2.25” in diameter. The head or cap is 3.25” in diameter and there are about 3 threads per inch. The head of the screw is made from Ash and the rest of the pieces are Maple.
The handles feel and looked really nice. They are bout 14” long and about 1” in diameter.
I gave the nuts a spin on the screws and they spun freely with enough play to account for any wood movement. I put both nuts on one of the screws and screwed them together. They tightened up really snug to each other and they weren’t going anywhere.
The nuts are about 8” x 4” x 2”.
Finally the screws came with a couple garters that are used to “attach” the screws to the face/chop.
Mike Siemsen over at Green Lake Clock Company was a pleasure to do business with. It did take a while to get the screws but these aren’t your standard items you can buy off the shelf. Mike stayed in constant contact with me during this process. Mike told me he made up some extra sets while he made mine, so the wait shouldn’t be as long if you plan to buy a set these screws. You can find Mike’s contact information over at greenlakeclock.com.
If everything goes well, look for a post early next week on the installation of the face vise.