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2 1/2" Wooden Screws and Nut for Twinscrew Bench vice

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Project by MeridianWoodworking posted 1718 days ago 5114 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hand carved 2.5” wooden screw and nut for twinscrew bench vice. 7 different types of lumber and 5 stones used in the construction of this unit. Custom workbench still in progress, vice is operational and very useful.

-- AJ likes hardwood, www.Meridianwoodworking.com





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littlecope

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#1 posted 1718 days ago

Those are some sweet looking threads, AJ!! I’d love to see how you did that…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Karson

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#2 posted 1718 days ago

A great job on the threads.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Alex

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#3 posted 1718 days ago

I can see how you make the screw… but how do you carve the “nut” part for the vice?

Al

-- - Alex. Ontario, Canada

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Jerry

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#4 posted 1717 days ago

Very cool. Are you interested in posting a ‘how to’ on wooden threads, looks very interesting.

thanks,
Jerry

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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gbvinc

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#5 posted 1717 days ago

Ditto on the how-to for wooden threads. Nice work.

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MeridianWoodworking

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#6 posted 1717 days ago

Thanks for the comments on my screw job!! ;-) It started off on the laythe, to make round. next layed out thred pattern down length of shaft. Ruff cut with chopsaw, cleaned up with hand chisle. The nut was a tricky part. The secret is you have to cut your nuts in half, and carve them out by hand to fit your threds. and then screw the nut back together. Next time I make one, I’ll take pics and post more info.

-- AJ likes hardwood, www.Meridianwoodworking.com

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Alex

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#7 posted 1717 days ago

ah I thought you had to cut them in half. thanks alot.

Al

-- - Alex. Ontario, Canada

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#8 posted 1716 days ago

nice job on the threads… I would guess you would have to be very accurate with them to ensure they not only functioned, but did not have any sloppy play in them… looks pretty cool…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 1716 days ago

Mike my sisters dentures are so well worn and sharpened to 60deg she can take a lump of lumber in her mouth pass it through and thread it all in one go!Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Roz

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#10 posted 1709 days ago

Please explain how you cut the threads on the screw.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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olddutchman

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#11 posted 1575 days ago

That is great!!! I’ll bet that it is one of the few working threads that have been hand carved. I haven’t heard of that . You can turn on the lathe, or use a thread box. Excellent work!

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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Mauricio

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#12 posted 960 days ago

Pretty cool, I’m planning on doing something like this. Did you use carving chisles like a V cutter or did you carve it with a knife?

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

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