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Arlin Eastman

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05-29-2011 08:03 AM

Greetings Everyone
Following are the list of tools I could use very much.
1. Tools for wood screws cutting from 1” up to 3”.
2.12” Bandsaw in good shape with any extra blades.
3. Nice domestic woods that have Figure, Curly, Quilted, Spalted, and crotch. The wood needs to be 6” wide x 48” long and 7/8” to 2” thick. I really like Sycamore 1/4 sawn and Oaks 1/4 sawn.
Please let me know the cost to incluce shipping to 51503.
This is to help me make my boxes.
All the Best
Arlin

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lilredweldingrod

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 08:14 AM

Arlin, for the cordless drill and impact driver, I would recommend either the Hitachi or the Makita. I have used these brand tools for years and never had a dud. I love the Makita set that I have now with the lith-ion batteries. I got mine at Home Depot on sale for $179. plus a free battery. I’m still using the original batteries now over 3 years and they are still like new in performance.
I’ll have to send you a piece of my zebrawood. Great for accents on boxes. PM or e-mail me your address.
Best wishes to you and the family, Rand

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Arlin Eastman

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 08:23 AM

Rand
According to #1 I want to make screwthreads in wood using cutters internal and external from 1” to 3”
Not a drill
Thank You
Arlin

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lilredweldingrod

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 08:29 AM

oops! my bad. lol

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scottv11

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#4 posted 05-30-2011 07:44 PM

Just curious ( I know killed the cat) how are you using threaded 1” dowels in boxes?

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Arlin Eastman

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#5 posted 06-01-2011 07:11 PM

Scott
I am using them as jigs for sleds or anything else I can think of.
Thanks for the question.
Arlin

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dbray45

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#6 posted 06-01-2011 07:24 PM

Woodcraft carries wood threading tap kits. The problem with the 12” bandsaws that I have seen, they are not what you would call stellar. If you are resawing balsa wood, they are fine or putting a really fine blade and doing scroll work. If you are going to actually resaw wood, I would start with a minimum of a grizzly 14” and go from there. The grizzlys have a base that could be modified for your requirements, give grizzly a call and see what they will do. The more people that call them and tell them that they need a lower stand, the better the chance they will offer the product.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Bertha

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#7 posted 06-01-2011 07:27 PM

Just an admiring word for making your own wooden threaded jigs. Style point, for sure!

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dbray45

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#8 posted 06-01-2011 07:28 PM

I have gone to:
http://www.exoticlumberinc.com/price_list.php

But they are local to me. Also check with your local garden, tree and tree removal people. You may have all sorts of lumber available for the taking. You might have to have it sawn and dried for for the long term, this could be really good.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Arlin Eastman

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#9 posted 06-02-2011 01:37 AM

dbray45 – I have a very large Bandsaw grizzly G0636x which has a 17” resaw. I am looking for somthing alittle smaller.
Thank You for the link for the wood

Bertha – I do not know about how stylish it is, however, it keeps my hands and fingers away from blades.

Arlin

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dbray45

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#10 posted 06-02-2011 01:36 PM

Keeping the appendages out of the toys is always a good thing. Something to think out Arlin, as you make these various jigs, some of them may be very marketable and patentable. You are using wood as a prototype but they could be plastic and metal. There is nothing wrong with providing a cost effective solution to others in the form of jigs – especially to folks that cannot reach like a standing person can. I know I have bought items that I could have made but that keeps the industry growing as well.

Something to think about.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Arlin Eastman

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#11 posted 06-06-2011 02:13 AM

Mostly I was looking for any wood that anyone has they are not using anymore or pieces I can use to make into inlay for my boxes.
There is one thing I have thought about on cutting threads on wood. I could get hardened nuts and bolts in metal and make sure the wood is 1/8 wider. Then fit the bolt or nut and do the threading.
What do you think.

Arlin

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PurpLev

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#12 posted 06-06-2011 02:27 AM

wood threaded screws/nuts have wider threads more like ACME threads then metal equivalent which have narrower and tighter threads. point is – using a metal thread as a tap to create a wooden screw may leave you with a wooden screw that has a very delicate thread that might not last very long if it even works.

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dbray45

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#13 posted 06-06-2011 01:21 PM

If you are looking for small pieces of wood, go to your Lowes, HD, and other lumber stores and yards and ask if they have any scrap. I have a lumber store that has a bin of scrap for the taking, one of the HDs in my area will sell offcuts at a much lower price. Some of this might very what you are looking for.

Good luck.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#14 posted 06-07-2011 01:03 AM

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#15 posted 06-07-2011 11:03 PM

bigike
Thank you for the link. I have been to Woodcraft and Beall for both of their threaders, however, no one has anything over 1 1/2”. There are afew old kits out there that have up to 4” in them. So I am waiting to see if someone has one of these they want to sell. I will most likely get the WoodCraft set with 1/2 up to 1 1/2 and wait until someone comes along with the old kit for sale.
Arlin

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