Shop-Made Threading Jig & Canisters
In the pursuit of making a set of perfectly matched internal and external wood threads, this efficient and flexible jig delivers the goods.
When it comes to cutting threads in wood, there are a variety of pre-made threading kits available to purchase. Most of them are pricey and don’t offer a way to make large threads. This shop-made system offers cost savings and the ability to create large threads. The jig is a little like a lathe inside out. Attached to one end of the base is a router that’s held in place by a carriage. Opposite the router is a platen carriage that’s made up of two halves. These halves close around a length of Acme threaded rod. Epoxied to the end of the threaded rod is a platen. You’ll do all the thread cutting — internal and external — with your parts attached to this platen. Once the platen assembly is locked into the carriage, it’s slowly rotated by hand into the spinning router bit.
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What You Get:
- 15 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 80 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Retail sources for project supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.