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Project by racerglen posted 01-06-2011 02:40 PM 1479 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 01-06-2011 03:01 PM

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 01-06-2011 03:02 PM

hey Glen a funny little thing :-)

take care
Dennis

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 03:53 PM

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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#4 posted 01-06-2011 08:14 PM

Do you have any instructions to go with that?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-07-2011 10:17 AM

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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#6 posted 01-07-2011 02:04 PM

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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#7 posted 01-07-2011 04:21 PM

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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#8 posted 01-07-2011 04:54 PM

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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