|Project by blackdogwoodshop||posted 03-14-2008 10:36 PM||3351 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
This project started as a desire to learn how to cut threads into wood. After practicing a bit and constructing a simple jig to hold round stock in my vise for threading, I was able to create a threaded wood rod. From there, I thought it would be fun to turn the threaded rod into a toy (or conversation piece). This project is the result. As you can see, it includes a wooden bolt, nut, and two flat washers.
The head of the bolt and the nut are walnut. The threaded portion is birch. The flat washers were cut from figured Maple. I cut and chamfered the Walnut bolt head and the nut by hand to give it a unique touch. I used drug store variety mineral oil for the finish because it brings out the natural beauty of the wood and is completely non-toxic. The bolt is approximately 4 inches long.
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