|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-17-2014 07:44 PM||3892 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
I got to use my taper jig some more on 4 more raps for my daughter’s garage I will need to make the last 2 when the old ones made of treated plywood start to collapse.
These were bolted together using 1/2” threaded rod and nuts welded to one end.
I bought 2 6’ piece of 1/2-13 threaded rod from Menards and one was not “threaded”. I don’t know how they made it. I could not get the nuts to start of 4 of the pieces ( one rod) so I put them in the metal lathe and ran the thread file over them while spinning and the file did not advance down the piece like it should. This stuff had grooves cut in it bu there was no pitch to it. I don’t know how they can make it like this. I may write to them- the rods were made in Cincinnati.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!