Threaded Turned Boxes

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Project by socrbent posted 05-03-2018 07:57 PM 856 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a Hope Threading Jig for Christmas and this is the first two boxes I made with it. The first (smaller cherry box) was made back in January. Threads fit fine at that point but now the male are too small so you can remove the lid without turning (strike one). I suspect wet wood that has now dried combined with my over turning of the male threads. I also dislike the proportions of the knob (strike two). Strike three happened while buffing the outside – got a catch and added a couple of dings (purposely not in photos). Too its credit the threads turned perfectly smooth on the cherry and the wood ha great looks.

Now that I have largely completed a major remodel of my basement office the second and larger box (almost 5 inch tall) was made over the past few days from a hickory blank I had turned round and put tenons on both ends back in January. In my opinion there are too many threads on this box. Next time I think I will remove some male threads at the top which will also serve to guide lid onto base.

The Hope jig came from England and was part of a group buy by some members of a Cincinnati based turning group. The jig and included directions were easy to use and seemed to work precisely.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#1 posted 05-03-2018 08:26 PM

That’s a pretty nifty gadget. I didn’t realize that there was a jig for that in turning (I’m not very experienced at turning). Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 05-04-2018 01:06 PM

been waning to try doing threads, Have a simple method to do in on the metal lathe with a router, need a thread shaped router bit though.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 05-04-2018 04:27 PM

Brian – this may be what you want

-- socrbent Ohio

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