How do you make a threaded dowel?

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Old 01-02-07, 08:22 PM
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How do you make a threaded dowel?

How would you make a threaded dowel - to make a nut and bolt out of wood.

I cant even imagine how to do this.
 
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you can buy tap and die sets for that purpose try woodcraft here

http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?familyid=792
 
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The old way is to tape a strip of paper around the dowel to represent the threads and then cut with a chisel. Go with mango man's way unless you're into traditional wordworking.
 
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Thats what I was thinknig about the "old" way. A tap and die never even entered my mind.

But chiseling? That must be a tedious job. How would you do the nut?
 
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