Making Screw Blanks

The method that I use to make threaded screws requires a precisely made blank. First the blanks are made square; in this case 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″. Then the corners are sawn off to make them octagonal. After being sawn to length the blanks are rough turned on the wood lathe. The far end of theContinue reading “Making Screw Blanks”

Master Screws

This method of cutting wooden threads depends on master screws. These are used to guide the blanks through the die and establish the pitch of the thread being cut. Above are my three 1″ diameter master screws and two of the brass nuts that are essential for their use. The bottom screw is a ‘doubleContinue reading “Master Screws”

The Die Cutter

In my wooden screw making efforts a “Eureka!” moment was the realization that the thread cutting tool can be made of two rectangular blanks clamped together to form a “vee” cutter. The material is High Speed Steel M2 lathe cutter blanks. The two part cutter is easier to make and easier to sharpen. Here youContinue reading “The Die Cutter”