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03-30-2008 03:08 PM

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I saw this done on a pbs wood show many years ago (and can’t remember how it was done). I wish I could remember the guys name. He used only old fashioned hand tools. Like: foot pully lathe using a rope for the belt. He always seemed to start out in the woods cutting down a tree (using an axe) not a chain saw and worked forward from there. Back to the question…Can anyone explain in some detail how to make a wooden screw and nut out of wood ? Pictures would really be great.This guy actually made a wooden vise that seemed to work quite well. (I wish I would have recorded it and if I did. I wish I knew where the tape is so I could see it again.

-- JJohn


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#1 posted 03-30-2008 03:31 PM

JJohn,
Stu’s Shed did a podcast on a tool that cuts internal and external threads in wood. The link is:
http://stusshed.wordpress.com/category/techniques/thread-cutting/

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#2 posted 03-30-2008 05:07 PM

You may be thinking of Roy Underhill’s The Woodwright’s Shop ( http://www.pbs.org/wws/program/roy.html)

-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 05:23 PM

I wish I got Roy’s show here where I live.

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#4 posted 03-30-2008 05:26 PM

To second Praki- Most likely Roy Underhill of “The Woodwdright’s Shop”. I’ve seen a show that you are probably referring to. He is still on weekly on PBS out of North Carolina- UNCTV.
Roy is a master woodwright at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, and lives/lived and worked in North Carolina.
He has several books available most likely at your local library. Certainly worth a looksee.
Truly an amazing man – I’ve met him a few times and spent a short time with him. His on-tv persona is dwarfed by his in person character and love of all things wood!

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#5 posted 03-30-2008 05:30 PM

Click here: PBS – Woodwright’s Shop: Program Description
http://www.pbs.org/wws/howto/index.html

NOt sure how to make this as a link byt type this in for a little more on Roy…

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#6 posted 03-30-2008 05:31 PM

If you aren’t set on doing it by hand … the Beall Wood Threader looks like a nice setup. It’s been on my wishlist for awhile!

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#7 posted 03-30-2008 08:02 PM

You guy’s posted the answers I had waiting in the wings. The only other is a source from Chris Schwartz @ Woodworking Magazine. They supply wooden vise parts; however, it may be worth a look.

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#8 posted 03-30-2008 08:40 PM

I think Woodwright is still on here. I like that show.

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#9 posted 03-30-2008 10:48 PM

Roy just did his episode on making wooden screws yesterday on The Woodwright’s Shop. I know all the old episodes on on the website.

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#10 posted 03-31-2008 01:03 AM

Thank you for reminding me of the show. It was in fact the same show I saw some years ago. In fact as I viewed it I do remember actually making a very crude device. It did work but the screw was to wide to really work well. I enjoyed the part where he forged the file into the knife needed to cut the notch. If I remember correctly there is also a way to make the nut of the device by thinking in opposite. working a knife into the end of a post or dowel and hand carving the actual screw. Doing this must have really been labor intense, but once completed could have been used many times.

Thanks again.

I will have to look at the Beall wood threader to see how we do this today using modern tools.

-- JJohn

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#11 posted 03-31-2008 02:54 AM

I have a wooden bolt in my projects. In one of the comments, I describe how I made it. I would be glad to answer any questions you might have. Good luck!

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#12 posted 04-01-2008 06:11 AM

It looks like the Beall threading kits are the ticket. Note that the largest size available is 1.5 inches diameter.

If you’re looking to buy wooden screws, bigwoodvise.com recently opened for business, and has gotten a good review or two.

-- johnjoiner

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#13 posted 04-05-2008 02:48 PM

I saw a project on another forum where a guy made his own thread maker using a special router bit. The principle
was somewhat the same except the router carved the screw threads. I’m going to give it a try using one of my point bits and see if it works for me. If it does I will take some pictures and post them.

-- JJohn

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