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Project by George watkins posted 12-02-2009 07:23 PM 1860 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hello all

I can never get cocobolo to take a good thread (i know it can be done) so for this piece i glued some boxwood in and chased a 22tpi thread in that instead.
2” diameter by 4.5” long
finished in the u-beaut eee and shellwax system

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Paul

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#1 posted 12-02-2009 07:42 PM

very well done, bueatiful.
what did you use for the finish?

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#2 posted 12-02-2009 07:55 PM

any good links to more info on chasing threads? also, did you dye that cocobolo? the colors look psychedelic! awesome piece, i hope it is treasured over generations…

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George watkins

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#3 posted 12-02-2009 08:26 PM

hello
Paul – i used the u-beaut syetm to finish this piece
Chris- No dye used just normal cocobolo- here's a link to a thread on here about thread chasing.

thank you for your comments

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#4 posted 12-02-2009 08:33 PM

Nicly done…

And welcome to the lumberjocks

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#5 posted 12-02-2009 10:04 PM

very cool

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#6 posted 12-02-2009 11:32 PM

beautiful !

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#7 posted 12-03-2009 05:06 AM

That is a great looking turning. Nice job.

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#8 posted 12-03-2009 01:37 PM

BEAUT-iful! I’ve got ‘threading’ on my skill to-do list and will definitely use this piece as inspiration!

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purplily

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#9 posted 12-04-2009 02:45 AM

Nice work… Cocobolo is my favorite wood to turn (well, I like Ambrosia Maple too). Luckily, I have a supplier right down the road with the most wonderful selection.

http://www.cocoboloinc.com/index.html

-- ~Sandra

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#10 posted 12-04-2009 03:23 AM

This is amazing. Did you count the number of threads/turns so the grain meet?

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George watkins

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#11 posted 12-04-2009 08:37 AM

thankyou for all of your kind comments woodworm- i wish it was that easy to get the grain to match up- each thread will allow one side of the box to turn through 360 Degrees a full rotation, so when you finally get the threads to fit and you have a nice smooth flull length thread its extremley lucky if the grain match’s- so what i do is take some wood away from the female collar thus allowing the wood to rotate further until it rotates enough to allow the grain to match.
i hope that makes sense
best wish’s
george

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#12 posted 01-29-2011 02:09 AM

great piece and your website is very impressive. you are a lucky man to live the life you do.

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 10-10-2013 12:55 AM

Outstanding piece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............Jim

George, have you ever put the inserts in last and glued that last one in and turned it until it matched and leave it dry in that position?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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George watkins

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#14 posted 10-10-2013 06:25 AM

thank you for your comment Jim- no i’ve never tried that method. The way i make them i rely on the threaded collar being glued in prior to turning as I then make wooden threaded jam chucks and thread each half of the box onto them to remove my chucking marks and finish the outside of the box.

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