Pill Box

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Project by MrWoody posted 05-11-2009 02:13 PM 1803 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my second attempt at a turned box and my first attempt at thread chasing on the lathe.
This actually started life as part of a pallet and was intended simply as a practice piece, but my wife has claimed it. The outside threads are not bad, but the inside threads are rough. Need more practice.
It is 1 5/8” in diameter and 1 1/8” high, Hard Maple.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#1 posted 05-11-2009 02:53 PM

Looks pretty tight to me!

(By the way….. quit using weird foreign money as a size reference. :-) )

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 05-11-2009 04:47 PM

Good job well done

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-11-2009 04:56 PM

Great job, I love seeing the Bluenose… Go Blue Bombers…


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#4 posted 05-11-2009 07:15 PM

Looking good Woody…. A bit of practise and you’ll beat the threads…..

And by the way is only a foreign coin, depending where one is sitting at the time…. Looks just right to me….

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 05-12-2009 01:32 AM

Great box, interested in how you did the thread chasing.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 05-12-2009 02:20 AM

Great little box.

Allways love the reclaimed pallets. That is where most of my stuff wood from.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 05-12-2009 02:23 AM

tomd; The threads were formed using the Sorby thread cutting tools.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#8 posted 05-12-2009 07:09 AM

Nice litle box. I was wondering about the thread chasing technique too, I’ll check out your link. Thanks.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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