LumberJocks

Tapping Wood????

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by HillWilly posted 08-17-2013 12:40 PM 686 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View HillWilly's profile

HillWilly

35 posts in 830 days


08-17-2013 12:40 PM

I was just reading a review by DeLayne Peck of a drill/tap and wanted to pass this on. There are two types of taps. Cut taps and Form taps. The cut tap function is obvious but the form tap re-forms the metal [or in this case wood] to make threads. There is something called percentage of thread or ”POT” where the POT is increased when a smaller pilot hole is drilled. Me thinks that some research on drill and tap sizes and some experimention with CA glues or wood hardener [as mentioned in DeLaynes review responses] acceptable thread strength could be achieved even in soft woods, MAYBE!!!!! Let me know.

-- ...and whether or not it is clear to us, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should...DESIDERATA...Max Ehrmann


5 replies so far

View NiteWalker's profile

NiteWalker

2710 posts in 1298 days


#1 posted 08-17-2013 01:42 PM

I never put much thought into it; I just bought the tap set from lowe’s and got to it.
I do use a slightly smaller drill for more thread engagement.
The thin CA glue I use is the titebond brand.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

View MrRon's profile

MrRon

2932 posts in 1965 days


#2 posted 08-17-2013 09:47 PM

I have tapped hardwood successfully. I haven’t tried soft woods.. I usually use threaded inserts for soft woods.

View MrRon's profile

MrRon

2932 posts in 1965 days


#3 posted 08-18-2013 04:33 PM

I have found a real useful use for threading wood. When I make a new insert plate for my table saw, I drill and tap 4 holes for 8-32 set screws to level the plate. I use one size smaller tap drill to ensure a tight fit that will stay put.

View HillWilly's profile

HillWilly

35 posts in 830 days


#4 posted 08-19-2013 01:35 PM

I like yer comment MrRon. When I recieved my dads saw it came with a hand made aluminum insert that doesn’t fit really well and rattles like crazy. I think I’m gonna do a nice hardboard zero clearance insert with adjusters like yers.

-- ...and whether or not it is clear to us, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should...DESIDERATA...Max Ehrmann

View NiteWalker's profile

NiteWalker

2710 posts in 1298 days


#5 posted 08-19-2013 02:28 PM

I do the same with my zci’s.
Much easier to level than the hot glue method or trying to plane the zci to the right thickness.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase