|Project by AaronK||posted 08-10-2011 11:36 PM||1872 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
Made from cherry with a 1/2” poplar dowel and metal bolt. I thought I needed one, and didn’t think it had to be fancy. The hole is drilled out with a forstner bit to keep the sides as smooth as possible. The bolt hole was drilled out, then I just ran the screw threads through a bunch of times with wax to tap the threads. The cutter is a nail that I filed flat on one side and angled on the other. The bolt is maybe a 1/4-20 type, and I ground the head down to make it easier to turn by hand. Finish is oil and wax.
All in all it works very well. The bolt leaves little divots in the poplar if I am not careful, so I may change it to plastic, or use an oak dowel, or both.