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    nut and bolt in boxwood

    when i first learnt how to chase threads by watching Allan battys video a few years ago my dad saw a picture of a nut and bolt which Allan had made. ever since then he has pesterd me to make one, so here it is.






    the bolt is 3" long by 2 1/4" wide it has a hand chased 18tpi thread.

    I will post a second thread with some workshop pics- because even with thumbnails it will be very photo heavy and you may not want to load them all in in one thread. heres a clicky link to it
    Last edited by George Watkins; 04-13-2009 at 03:48 PM.

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    Very neat project. Seems totaly useless but still very neat.
    Where didja get the boxwood? Isn't boxwood about as scarces as the Dodo bird?
    Hand chased? You gotta tell us more and/or post pics on how you did it. They look so neat, I was sure you did it with a regular tap and die.

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    thanks Frank- boxwood is rare but you can find it if you look hard enough- I agree that this one is useless but its what my dad wants- I might do one that is also a box where i hollow out the male threaded part of the bolt and have a left hand thread to acess it by unscrewing the head of the bolt- maybe
    Last edited by George Watkins; 04-13-2009 at 04:05 PM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Very neat project. Seems totally useless but still very neat.
    Got to disagree Frank the pure "wow, look at that!" factor is a real ice breaker in many instances

    Besides, being able to chase threads is also way cool

    I do agree, I'd like to see some more pics and such as well
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    That's pretty cool.

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    Not only WoW and CooL!!!!!!! This is an extremely hard project that looks deceptively simple and easy! Great job!!!! Also with the fine threads, it will tighten and hold quite well. Excellent, thanks for sharing!
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    Nice project. I do not think any work done to please a parent would be useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Got to disagree Frank the pure "wow, look at that!" factor is a real ice breaker in many instances

    Besides, being able to chase threads is also way cool

    I do agree, I'd like to see some more pics and such as well
    Stu, I'm not that bad a hard case. My comment was made, sorta, tongue in cheek. Even if not utilitarian, things can be fun and useful in that sense. With this, he demoed a technique we learned from. And that, indeed, is very useful. I, too, enjoyed the "Wow!" factor. The 'thumbs up' was an endorsement.

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    Looks very neat - nice details!
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    Very cool. George. Great work, and like Mark, I really notice the details.
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