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Project by LittleBlackDuck posted 01-27-2020 04:40 AM 540 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boys and Girls,

majuvla’s (aka. Ivan, probably through the compliments of the Hrvatska policija) project of some paper draped, upright erections reminded me of this little bereft project… thanks maj’.

Who says I don’t make Christmas presents for friends... which by the way were never reciprocated (but who’s keeping a score card)…,

They do as these were the last I made 3 years ago,

and me since no-one has paid me for them. Consequently I’ve decided to no longer keep the secret that its NOT Santa who gives out presents and am quite complacent in heralding that those cheap skates got them from me, as there’s no such thing as a freebie Santa.

Let’s not delve on those free loaders and concentrate on how they were made.

They all started off as a 30mm x 30mm lamination of 19mm Merbau decking,

roughly rounded on the router table. Set up my shop-made lathe dowel maker,

and un-roughened the roughly-round,

(appologies for the focus) and finished up with a nolonger-square 1” dia. dowel (LHS),

Tritoned the dowel maker and prepared for the cranking,

Long threaded one end,

After short threading the other end, it was mounted on the lathe for some oiling,

the slow speed of the lathe (50 RMPs) made rubbing oil into the individual threads with a rag quite easy. The reverse speed ensured a good coating of oil. Didn’t oil the full long thread as it was destined to be trimmed,

The nuts (above) were drawn using the following purchased template ($6 US),

I then made my own template using CorelDraw and my Laser for $8…

the original template ($6) for idea/specifications and $2 for the material… go figure the economy… now I have two templates for $14… lucky I have two hands!

Two pieces of merbau were laminated to make the nuts and base. For the base, the round over profile of the merbau planks was used to accentuate the middle seam. It was then tapped with a 1” tool using burnishing oil as lubricant,

and sanded,

All got a good couple of coats of tung oil,

and eventually assembled

I did manage to keep one, as the missus succumbed to paying the asking ”Santa fee”,

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD





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Ivan

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#1 posted 01-27-2020 06:29 AM

Idea with screw is just great… Very good addition to that simple project

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-27-2020 05:11 PM

No screwing around, I like where this thread is going!

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Pjonesy

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#3 posted 01-28-2020 01:23 AM

Very nice thread cutting there Alex. Well done.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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pottz

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#4 posted 01-28-2020 03:42 PM

dang duckie those are some pretty big nuts youve got.i love your enginuity for figuring out ways to make things.and remember it’s not about the gifts we get it’s all about the giving.oh by the way my gift still hasn’t arrived,you might want to do a search on that ;-)

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 01-28-2020 07:48 PM


dang… it’s all about the giving...

Double dang (..dang), pottzy you Americans have weird ways…
First you adhere to your imperial measurements like chewey to my thongs (not the Borat Mankini type, but the flip-flops) and then you insist in giving prezzies for free... no wonder you need The Donald to get you guys out of the mire.

... oh by the way my gift still hasn’t arrived…
- pottz

Your free prezie is definitely on its way… COD...

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 01-28-2020 08:22 PM


dang… it s all about the giving...

Double dang (..dang), pottzy you Americans have weird ways…
First you adhere to your imperial measurements like chewey to my thongs (not the Borat Mankini type, but the flip-flops) and then you insist in giving prezzies for free... no wonder you need The Donald to get you guys out of the mire.

... oh by the way my gift still hasn t arrived…
- pottz

Your free prezie is definitely on its way… COD...

- LittleBlackDuck

my hearts all a flutter…..(tears are flowing)

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 01-29-2020 12:09 AM



.... my hearts all a flutter…..(tears are flowing)
- pottz

Don’t know about the German-American translation of COD...
but here in Australia it means Cash On Delivery… did I just hear a missed heart-beat?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 01-29-2020 12:46 AM

.... my hearts all a flutter…..(tears are flowing)
- pottz

Don t know about the German-American translation of COD...
but here in Australia it means Cash On Delivery… did I just hear a missed heart-beat?

- LittleBlackDuck


no i understood you fine,i figured id have to pay for any thing called a gift from you it’s the fact youd even consider sending a (cod) gift period-LOL!
PS-so what about those large nuts of yours ?

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 01-29-2020 03:40 AM



... even consider sending a (cod) gift…

Did I mention, plus P&H.

... what about those large nuts of yours ?
- pottz

Needed for a big screw!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 01-29-2020 03:54 PM

- LittleBlackDuck

... even consider sending a (cod) gift…

Did I mention, plus P&H.

... what about those large nuts of yours ?
- pottz

Needed for a big screw!

- LittleBlackDuck


P&H TOO,now your gettin mean ducks!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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