Threaded boxes

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Project by rkoorman posted 11-03-2011 08:49 PM 1550 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Last few weeks I was trying some thread chasing by hand on my lathe. The process seems rather easy but doing it yourself is a whole other story!!!!

I used for the box some “stone beech” I’m not sure if this is the correct name , I only know the dutch name “Steenbeuken” It’s a very dense wood which is easy to work with

In the top i put a piece of bloodwood and a piece of senegal rosewood for decoration. The boxes are about 70mm high!!

Thanks for watching


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#1 posted 11-03-2011 09:33 PM

Wonderful little boxes. I can not imagine doing that myself. Good job, looks great.
Love the accent wood.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 11-03-2011 09:48 PM

Really really nice!
I have been thinking of buing one of these hand thread chasing tools, but now I give it a second thought – lol.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 11-04-2011 12:52 AM

Great work on the boxes.
At what RPM do you chase threads?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 11-04-2011 04:56 AM

Nice job, well done :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 11-04-2011 05:32 AM

Really pretty. I haven’t chased threads yet. I’ll take your word for it, it’s a challenge! Yours look great.


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#6 posted 11-04-2011 12:05 PM

Very nicely done.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#7 posted 11-04-2011 06:18 PM

I likes em

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 11-04-2011 11:22 PM

Great boxes. How’d you chase the threads…would like to know how to do this.

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#9 posted 11-05-2011 01:50 AM

Very nice boxes. Well done.

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#10 posted 11-07-2011 06:57 AM

Nice and small little boxes and very elegant .


-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 11-09-2011 06:18 PM

Threading is a lot of fun ! RPM I’m not sure, I cant see on my lathe. When you google “thread chasing ” you can find a lot of info. If I have one piece of advice : “Take it easy and practise a lot!!!”


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#12 posted 11-09-2011 08:23 PM

Yes, very nice. So what tools are you using for the thread chasing? I’ve only seen the one on uTube. Maybe a Sorby or something like that? Again, very nice boxes.

-- Bryan

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