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Project by racerglen posted 1295 days ago 1456 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is something I came up with while messing about with some hand wood threading gear a while ago, just to see how threads would work and how to put a handle on the “bolt” Store bought dowell, unknown wood, two pieces of scrap teak from a wrecked chair and a piece
of alder for the top handle. The kids have enjoyed it very much, take it apart, back together, apart..
(and now I seem to have figured out the way to get the picks on the site..need to get them right side up !_ The finish is Watco Danish oil..

More to come !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 1295 days ago

Things like this are always good for children to play with. I’m still trying to figure out how children go through 12 years of school without learning how to read a tape measure, but it does happen all of the time.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 1295 days ago

hey Glen a funny little thing :-)

take care
Dennis

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#3 posted 1295 days ago

Great little busy hands toy. I am still trying to figure out the wood threading bit, one of these days, maybe.
Thanks for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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stefang

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#4 posted 1295 days ago

Do you have any instructions to go with that?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 1294 days ago

Idle minds are worse than idle hands ;-)) nice work.

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

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racerglen

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#6 posted 1294 days ago

Instructions Mike ? ;-)

Find a wood screw box and taps would be the first one ?

That actualy I haven’t seen in a while, mine came from Busy Bee and they’ve discontinued them..

;-(

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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stefang

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#7 posted 1294 days ago

Just a little humor Glen. I do in fact have two sets, one is 1” and the other is 2”. I would think most woodworker supply retailers would have them. I forgot to mention it in my comments above, but toys like this can fascinate children and there is a real danger that this could lead them to become woodworkers in the future,lol.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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racerglen

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#8 posted 1294 days ago

Well it’s certainly got the little one’s attention at my place ! Who’d a thought an afternoon’s playing about testing the system would be such a hit !
;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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