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I have made a few of these as I never seem to have enough clamps. The trickiest part is cutting the thread but I have a commercially made cutter to do this.

The wood on the body is Rewarewa (or Honeysuckle) and European Beech for the handles.

-- RusticJohn





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drbyte

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#1 posted 03-06-2014 03:27 PM

Very sweet job!! Can never have too many clamps! Do you thread with a router and jig?

-- Dennis, WV

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 03-06-2014 05:54 PM

I probably wouldn’t use it as it’s too nice a piece! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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RusticJohn

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#3 posted 03-06-2014 08:43 PM

Tools like this should be used. If looked after they get the nice patina that comes with wear, tear and handling. Takes years to build up a truly ancient look.

-- RusticJohn

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 03-06-2014 08:58 PM

You can tell a craftsman by his tools unless they now come from sears! :-)

Hope you made a few because you never have enough clamps?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Matty272

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#5 posted 03-10-2014 04:24 PM

Looks lovely!

What’s the thread? Have been considering using (relatively) cheap metric tap&die set, but a bit worried that the threads would be too fine and weak.

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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RusticJohn

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#6 posted 03-10-2014 07:43 PM

The threads are stronger than you think, especially if they are not too fine. You will probably be OK with a cheap-ish tap and die set. I do use metric threads and they work fine.

-- RusticJohn

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Matty272

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#7 posted 03-11-2014 11:18 PM

Thanks for responding. :)

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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#8 posted 03-14-2014 05:50 PM

Nice handy clamp, John. I love the wooden threads!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 04-15-2014 02:18 AM

Work of art, nice job.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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