Episode 05 Wooden Thread Cutting

Wooden Thread Cutting

Cutting a thread in metal is a relatively easy affair, especially with the thread-chasing tools available for lathes. How cool would it be, to be able to easily produce a wooden thread – imagine all the applications! Tools, height adjustable stools, toys, wooden vice etc etc

This video demonstrates a very, very simple tool for creating male and female threads.

Purchased from Carbatec, Melbourne – cost was about $65 (for the 1″ version). The price varies depending on the diameter of the thread, with the 1/2″ going for about $60 to the 1 1/2″ for about $70.

6 Responses

  1. hi i am really interested in buying the wood threading tool you have advertised on episode five i am having trouble locating it on carbatec website could you help me please
    kind regards
    i am from england and was wandering if you know of any easier way for me to purchase this tool

  2. Hi Liz,
    Try this URL: http://www.carbatec.com.au/detailing-tools/wood-thread-boxes

    Unfortunately, I don’t know any suppliers over in England, but what I’d suggest is going onto the English Woodworking Forums, and posting the question there, someone is sure to know, and that is a local forum for you, so it will be a local supplier. http://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/

    Good luck!

  3. Axminster power tools sell them in the uk. Axminster.co.uk is the address and search for thread cutting tool.

  4. I have three sets of Threading Sets, 1/2″ . . . 3/4″ . . . 1″.

    If there are some written instructions as to “how to” use these tools, please inform me.

    Joel Hairston

    Nesbit, Mississippi . . . USA

    • Well to heck with written instructions, I can write my own instructions.

      The tool is very easy to use and can best be used on oak and other hard woods . . . pine is an absolute NO NO NO . . . the threads will not be any good.

      I will write some instruction help tips and publish later but for now, I am having fun “threading”.

      Joel Hairston

      Nesbit, Mississippi . . .USA

      • Instructions? That’s against ‘The Code’ 😉 Anyway – if a picture is worth 1000 words, what’s a video worth? 🙂

        Boy have things changed in the shed since that image was made – I can’t even remember what it was like working in there back then, other than movement was very crab-like, and walking was more step-trip-step-trip….

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