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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 01-20-2015 11:38 PM 886 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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3285jeff

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01-20-2015 11:38 PM

IM NEW AT TURNING AND GOING TO TURN ME A HARDWOOD MALLET AND ATTACH THE HANDLE USING A TAP AND DIE,,,IM THINKING THE 1 INCH IS WHAT I NEED,,TO ACTUALLY CUT THE THREADS IN THE HANDLE WITH THE DIE IM THINKING TO TURN IT DOWN TO 1 INCH,,,I THINK TO TAP THE HOLE IT SHOULD BE DRILLED 7/8TH,,,ANYONE HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON THIS,,,THANK YOU


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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 01-20-2015 11:43 PM

I have threaded a 1” dowel and tapped the hole for it. I have a kit that supplies the tools and instructions to make it work. The dowel needs to be soaked in mineral spirits for a while (overnight) in order to get a clean cut making the threads.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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Wildwood

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#2 posted 01-21-2015 11:48 AM

You can watch a video here and in You-tube.

http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=packard&Category_Code=lathes-acc-spintap

Have a couple two piece mallets simply drilled the head and glued the handle in with yellow glue. Both look like they been to hell and back but those glue joints have not failed me!

-- Bill

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#3 posted 01-21-2015 11:56 AM

Most folks would drill through the head of the mallet and wedge the handle in place and glue it. The only reason not to go the route you are talking about is the expense of the tap and die. Anything larger then 1/2” starts to get expensive, not sure off hand what a 1” tap and die will cost, but I am sure you are in for more then any other mallet would cost you.

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Jim Finn

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#4 posted 01-21-2015 02:46 PM

http://www.grizzly.com/search?q=wood+threading <<<<<<This is where I got my wood threading kit.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#5 posted 01-21-2015 02:57 PM

ARE YOU GOING TO BE CUTTING STANARD OR ACME THREADS? THIS WILL DETERMINE WHERE YOU NEED TO START. IF YOU’RE PLANNING ON USING A TAP AND DIE TYPICALLY RESERVED FOR CUTTING METAL, YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, BUT I WOULD STILL CONSULT A TAP DRILL SIZE CHART TO MAKE SURE YOU’LL HAVE THE THREAD ENGAGEMENT YOU’RE SHOOTING FOR.

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#6 posted 01-22-2015 02:10 AM

I would do what Minorhero suggests. I make gavels and glue the handles in the head. I slot the dowel and put a wedge in slot before applying the glue and driving the handle in place.

Should work well with a mallet.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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