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Forum topic by Bryan posted 10-24-2011 07:10 PM 807 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bryan

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10-24-2011 07:10 PM

Hey guys hope all is well today. I want to be able to make my own wooden screws for the vise on the workbench i am building but dont know what size to make them I was thinking about buying this kit or the other kit have a look and tell me what you think

http://www.bealltool.com/products/threading/threader.php
I am looking at the kit that is 179.00 bucks
Or should I go with this kit

http://www.bealltool.com/products/threading/bigthreader.php

It cost 139.00

What you think? Or perhaps you guys have found a better kit somewhere else and can make a different suggestion.
I was thinking it would be a good investment as I could use the kit to provide screws for anyony that needed them maybe for a small few or maybe you have a kit and could just make them for me for a small few I was thinking if I made them I could do it for around 15 or 20 bucks plus the price of stock since you cant purchase a wodden screw for less than 50 bucks and more often than not higher than that.


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steviep

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#1 posted 10-26-2011 06:12 AM

Check out this LJ: carterswhittling

He is making a fantastic bench and has some pretty good videos to boot.

Good luck!

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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MNgary

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#2 posted 11-07-2011 10:31 AM

I made the two vises on my workbench using 1.5 inch diameter dowels. For a threading kit, check out Woodcraft dot com. While not as elegant as Beal, the cost is only $51.

-- I dream of the world where a duck can cross the road and no one asks why.

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