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THREADED PUSH BLOCK

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Project by kiefer posted 01-16-2014 01:47 AM 2416 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little push block for a project I am working on .
My Grandson was helping in the shop today and I needed to make this block with threads cut in ,not having a tap for 3/4” x 10TPI I decided to make a tap from a piece of the rod .The tap is ground on the end to a slight taper and notched in three places at irregular intervals . The other end is fitted with two counter locked nuts to drive the tap .
I used my cordless impact and a impact socket to drive the tap which I lubricated with some wax slowly into the hole backing out frequently to clear the shavings . The hole in the block was drilled with a spade bit two and a half inches deep on the drill press which is the tool that the little man just loves to use with Grandpa on his side .
This worked like a charm all the way to the bottom of the hole, nice clean thread .We had a interesting and fun time and he is talking of making the other end for the rod next time he comes to help .

-- Kiefer 松





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 01-16-2014 01:57 AM

Nicely done, but might I suggest you consider filing a “v” in the flats which is really more vertical on the cutting side to help cut the threads—just an idea.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 01-16-2014 02:01 AM

Wow I just got your post and you’ve had 26 views already. Innovation and learning. Way to go with the little guy.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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kiefer

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#3 posted 01-16-2014 02:07 AM

HillbillyShooter
You are thinking of a “V” like on a metal tap.
I was quite surprised how this one worked as I just used to corner of the grinding wheel to cut the cutting grooves and I feel that the tap actually compresses the wood fibres somewhat rather then just shearing the wood .

-- Kiefer 松

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 01-16-2014 02:09 AM

Nice going Kiefer! I bet the little guy is learning a lot watching you do your handy work.
It take a special talent to think outside the box the way you do. If you don’t have one Make one!
Great Idea!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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kiefer

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#5 posted 01-16-2014 02:10 AM

DocSavage45
It’s not about the views but about the time spent with the little man and the learning and good time we have together ,I just love it we he comes over .

-- Kiefer 松

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kiefer

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#6 posted 01-16-2014 02:13 AM

woodshaver
Thanks Tony .
Making tools is on thing I have done for a long time and always feels good when you don’t have to run or wait for the little tool you need .

-- Kiefer 松

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 01-16-2014 02:22 AM

I’m with you on that one Kiefer! I do just as you do make it if I can. Even if it’s not woodworking related I’ll find a way to make it myself if I can. I admire people that have this ability. It’s this kind of thinking that put’s them into a higher category of craftsmanship.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#8 posted 01-16-2014 02:30 AM

very cool,,,beats waiting for epoxy to dry and cure.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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#9 posted 01-16-2014 02:42 AM

Unique way to make some threads. Maybe your grandson had the idea and you operated the drill press. Either way you guys make a good team.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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kiefer

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#10 posted 01-16-2014 03:03 AM

Thanks Dan and I agree I hate the smell of epoxy but it has it’s place and works great .

Thanks Dave
That little man has some great ideas and I think you got it right because sometimes he just blows me away .
He is only seven but has thought and ideas of a much older person ,he gets involved like I have never seen a young child do .

-- Kiefer 松

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#11 posted 01-16-2014 04:16 AM

Gotta love creative problem solving.
Great idea. I’ve done something similar years ago but this is a little easier.
Into the memory banks.
Thanks Klaus.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#12 posted 01-16-2014 09:55 AM

Elegant solution Klaus. It pays to think about possible alternatives.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 01-16-2014 11:51 AM

I make a lot of tools and jigs also. Share your knowledge, life isn’t getting simpler.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 01-16-2014 03:40 PM

Very nice and creative Keifer.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#15 posted 01-16-2014 04:28 PM

Very creative. Love it. Great job buddy

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