Screw Rehab: The New Head

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Blog entry by Eric posted 06-05-2010 03:48 PM 1248 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

A complete stranger might think I’m bitter about being treated for drug dependency or something…no, no, not that kind of rehab…

Today I glued up the block that will eventually be the new head of my old screw. Just for fun, I decided to laminate a piece of pine in the middle of two pieces of kapur. I don’t know what this might do as far as wood movement, as far as laminating softwood in between hardwood – I have no idea but I don’t care! It’s fun to try and like I said earlier, if something goes horribly wrong then I’ll just make a new screw with my new threading kit.

Then I trimmed the ends. The next step is to drill the hole in one end to receive the shaft of the screw. This actually scares me, because this wood (the kapur, that is) feels incredibly hard and dense. I really don’t think that I’ll be able to bore a 3” to 4” hole in this end grain with my bit brace and expansive bit. So I’m thinking about going to the hardware store to try to find a 2” bit and borrow our office’s electric drill to take care of business. You can’t use an expansive bit in an electric drill, can you?

With my threading kit coming soon, and knowing I’ll have to do this several more times in the future, maybe I ought to pick up a 1 1/2” bit at the same time…

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#1 posted 06-05-2010 04:40 PM

Sounds like and interesting project Eric

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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