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Forum topic by patrick m posted 01-02-2008 02:40 AM 967 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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patrick m

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01-02-2008 02:40 AM

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I’ve been trying to create long threads, I got Bolt part down. And have tried teak oil wax water and crisco. You name it It’s only the first time trying this. So of-course I thought I’d ask… Has anyone here done this? , And could-you possibly throw me some hints?

Like which wood works best for making your own clamps and threaded screws?


Does soaking the wood help or hinder? , Or are best results found from dry wood?
When I try this with dry wood It tends to crack, Or break a couple of the threads.

I’m using a tap n die set made for this purpose?, Is there a better way? Thanks , I’ve always loved the look and want to make a few different things including a sculpture, two marking gauges one for boards n planks. And then a smaller one for box making ….. hint hint
Thanks Guys, Happy New Year…....................Patrick woodnut Miles

By the way that bulge in the Fluke’s belly, was a green crab….

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M


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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 01-02-2008 04:11 AM

Have you looked into the Beall Wood Threader system? It uses a router to cut the threads.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 01-02-2008 03:27 PM

What! What?....... I knew there was a reason for asking….. Thanks Doug. I’m going to look for it now. I can soon have everything in my house made from threaded dowels . Ha wood wood screws everywhere!!! I like designing different bolts for 1” wooden threads.. Something about it resembling metal. Just like wooden sculpture of cloth items , shoes, lunch boxes etc… I think they’re pretty cool too..

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M

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#3 posted 01-02-2008 03:42 PM

Patrick. I read your original note and was wondering were you having problems making the bolt portion or the nut portion.

The system that Beall uses is the router for the bolt and then a wood tap for the nut.

I’ve owned them for a few years but have yet to use them.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 01-02-2008 04:29 PM

Yeah, I have the Beall system sitting in a box on a shop shelf. I really needed to have them for something…I just forgot what it was. From what I’ve seen, on other forums, they system works very well.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 01-02-2008 04:42 PM

I was wanting Dave, my some to make a paper towel holder from the 1 or 1 1/4” rods. I even bought the router bits to make the round dowels.

Do you have the big ones, small set or both Tom.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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patrick m

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#6 posted 01-02-2008 08:48 PM

Karson Ha, funny you should say: i’ve had my hand threader kit for a few years too. And am only now getting to use it…
I’m having trouble with the BOLT portion… I made one good one, the first try but then they started to grab and crack on the edges “spirals” of the bolt… Just trying to think if a specific oil or soaking the dowels would help?

I’m going to try again at lunch today… Also look up that beall threader?

Does the beall, Allow you to create different sizes? 1/4 , 1”, etc… even 2’’ ? wow that would be cool.. Now I’m thinking of what I can make if I could create 2” wooden nuts n bolts.. Maybe som Wooden clamp sculpture thing?

I have a hand turning tap n die 1’’........ Cool you can make your own dowels , nice!

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M

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MICHAEL CAMPASANO

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#7 posted 01-03-2008 06:04 AM

Hi PJM,from one Brooklyn Boy to the next, welcome aboard, I am a newbie to this post as well. I lived in the Bed-Sty neighborhood( Ralph ave and Herkimer St.) Moved to California in 1976. I do not know much about making wooden bolts, nuts or screws. I also have the beall tool kit but haven’t taken it out of the box in over 10 years. You may have started something here, I may try using it again. Good luck on your quest for more info. If I come across any information I will PM you….MIKE

-- never enough time in a day so use it well

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#8 posted 01-03-2008 07:30 AM

Hey Karson,

I have the kit that has the 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch.

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#9 posted 01-06-2008 01:58 AM

Did anyone ever come up with the toughest wood to use? Would seem like a waste of time and good wood that could be used for another project, that is if the threads is to split and fall apart. Just interested. S/F !!

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#10 posted 01-06-2008 05:18 AM

Well, It finally worked out I’ve made four nice 14” threads for the wood clamps I’m making. I’m using Maple, I’ve had a little excess Of cut offs and stock I’ve been saving forever. I’ll post pictures soon as they’re finished… thanks for the help I just ended up taking my kit apart and sharpening what I could with chain saw file. Just had to get the hang of using the thing…. Don’t know what I was thinking, trying a lubricant ?%@ . Well sometimes my funny idear’s work out.. sometimes wood mush… It;s all in the journey to get there… The process. p.s. S/F Not sure if your referring to my old post about lgnum vitae / jamaican iron wood.. But I saw the prices , to buy it here in the states and I said forget it!! I’m lucky to have worked with it to create the mallet in my “projects”... the Maple Is great for theses clamps.. I saw a tiger maple clamp somewhere before that inspired me.
Not a clamp I’ll use to saturate in wood glue. I guess something for finer work. I’m thinking about making the ends of the clamp bars a little wider. We’ll see soon enough..

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M

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