Cuttings a perfect thread on wooden dowell

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Forum topic by Pjonesy posted 05-25-2016 03:13 PM 1733 views 2 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2016 03:13 PM

I used a Stanley knife blade (craft knife) held in the light colored timber with a small dowel through the slot in the blade. The blade is set at the angle of the thread and fits into a grove in the dark colored timber. The blade just protrudes about .5mm into a hole bored for the dowel to pass through. This is then clamped to the base of my upturned router as close as possible to the thread cutter. It is then just a matter of twisting the dowel on to the knife blade and this feeds it through the router cutter. I also had a stop end clamped to the router base to make all the threads exactly the same length. Very simple and very accurate.

Here are some photos of the simple device I made for threading dowels.

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#1 posted 05-25-2016 03:21 PM


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#2 posted 05-29-2016 07:40 AM

Yes that is very clever Peter…well done and thank you for sharing…

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