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    How do I do IT?

    I have a jar that I want to turn a wooden lid for. I'm trying to figure how I could make threads in the lid so it would screw. The only thing I could come up with is try to glue some small pieces of wood inside the lid that would work like threads. If I had a lid that fit the jar I would just fasten it inside my wood lid, but of coarse I can't find a lid that fits. Just thought someone here may have a secret method that is easy for a no-talent like me.
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    I'm assuming you don't want to buy another tool just to do threads on one jar lid, and likely if you don't know the thread count on the jar, which looks pretty low, then buying the tool wouldn't be practical anyway. I have a thread chasing tool set that I bought a couple years back, played with them for a while, then haven't used them in about 2 years... money down the drain... plus they're a 20 tpi, which is pretty fine for wood threads... it looks like a wide mouth mason jar... have you tried looking at local hardware or Wallyworld for wide mouth jar rings... I make some jar lid tops that uses the mason/Ball jar lid rings that I epoxy into the wood tops.
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    paul most jars of same diameter will have that same thread.. so if your neighbor had a olive jar that size, the lid would possibly fit. as for chucks idea that looks like a small mouth size to me.. and either of those are readily avaible.
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    Chuck is on a good track. I've seen someone use a Ball jar, then use the ring (no lid) embedded in a piece of wood. I have some gift items I want to make along that line.
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    HA! What you are saying is, I still need to be hunting for a lid. Darn, a trip to town. There's people in town!
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    That doesn't look like a typical canning jar set of threads. A canning jar lid typically has 1 thread that goes all the way around.

    That looks like there would be multiple tabs on the lid and that it would screw on with less than one full turn.

    I'd probably take that jar to the grocery store and see if they have any jarred products that match.

    Unless you are awfully attached to that jar, it might just be easier to get a new matched set!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    ...Unless you are awfully attached to that jar, it might just be easier to get a new matched set!
    I was thinking the same thing. Find a jar/lid combo in the size you want, then you can spend your time working with the wood instead of hunting down a lid. (And I think trying to make a threaded wood lid to match that jar would be an exercise in frustration.)
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    OKAY you guys, you have no imagination! I'm going to spend a week trying to make a lid with a thread that will work and,,,, than I will go find a new jar with a lid!!
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    Matching the depth, pitch and threads per inch will be quite the challenge. Now while I often enjoy such a task, unless that jar is so unique, I would just get another jar and cap and make a wood cover for that. Sometimes the wheel just ain't worth reinventing. Sorry I couldn't give you a better solution. Good luck.

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    Of course, if you really want a challeng, you could make a casting of that lid using some sort of resin, then clean it up, then use that...
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