First Threaded Lid Box

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Project by captbbrooks posted 03-30-2013 08:50 PM 2640 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first threaded lid box that I made using my new thread cutting jig. The jig works great, I attempted to make a video of the jig working.Its my first wood working video so be kind.The box is maple and mahogany and I used my new wood vaporizing wood burning tool that I made from a old battery charger to do a little decorating on the top….wow that thing works great! OK someone needs to tell me how to keep my pictures from going side ways!I post my video link and a link for the wood vaporizing tool.

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#1 posted 03-30-2013 09:12 PM

Wonderful jig. I am planing to make one soon. I was wondering, if you have any tips on how you can align the grains. Thanks for sharing.

-- wood maestro....... Be Well, Do good work, and Stay in touch

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#2 posted 03-30-2013 09:19 PM

Nice job Brian, realy enjoyed your video very well done & thanks for sharing your knowledge :)

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

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 09:24 PM

wood_maestro,I would have to do some experimenting to see how to do that.This is the first box so I will get back to you on it. Great question.

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 11:39 PM

Great job with the video Brian. Thanks for sharing this nifty little jig with us. I have it marked on my favorites. Thanks also for the link to the DIY Graeme Priddle Style Wood Vaporizer System.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 03-31-2013 02:52 AM

Brian, I hope you don’t mind me answering the question…

wood maestro, You cut both threads, screw them together, and look at the alignment. Now calculate how far off it is(looking clockwise, NOT ccw). You then start taking off material on the bottom of the lid, little bit by little bit until it lines up. I can give it to you in mathematics if you’d rather.

Brian, Some cameras(camera phones especially) will rotate at will. After you download them to your PC, then open them up with MS Paint(or your choice of picture editor) and somewhere in the menus you will find a Rotate function. In MS Paint, it is Image / Flip-Rotate. Flip it as you wish, then save it. I usually take that time to crop and resize if necessary(as I’ve done with yours). Hope this helps.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 03-31-2013 03:38 AM

great jig and thx for sharing this…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 03-31-2013 09:14 AM

rance,Thank you for helping me out with wood maestro question and the info on making my pictures rite,I will be trying out both fixes.

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#8 posted 03-31-2013 12:31 PM

Well done. Thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 03-31-2013 01:15 PM

This is a wonderful project. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#10 posted 04-03-2013 02:00 PM

It’s beautiful and unique! Like the shape of the box and the wood burning design added a nice accent. Well done!

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