Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Threads

Ken Vaughan

The 3/4 by 6 has possibilities of getting some assistance from someone who has one of Jerry Beall's Wood Threaders. That cuts threads with a router and has a matching tap. Likely a partner can be found. Lee Valley sells them and the thread cutter is not a hand tool.

8 tpi can be cut by hand on a lathe in most any diameter. Getting wood that is suitable to chase threads in the size needed is more the challenge (boxwood or the like). Cutting one set of threads with a scraping reamer is a challenge, but can be done.

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