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Got to use the Thread Mill

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:57 am
by sobfu
Ever since the upgrade to version 10.5 I have been very keen to try the single thread mill and I ended up buying one for a 6mm pitch.
I wasn't sure if it was the correct choice when it arrived because it looked too small but it turned out fine for a small ring box.
Insert is Corian, main body is Rock Maple and the band is Black Walnut, not quite finished as it needs the foam inserts.
I thought it was going to be a daunting task to produce a threaded box but the software takes care of it and it didn't hurt to re-watch the video by Beki.



Dave

Re: Got to use the Thread Mill

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:58 am
by scottp55
Very nicely done Dave!!
I think that will be around their house LONG after the ring is out of it!! :)
Good job on a Nice piece!
scott

Re: Got to use the Thread Mill

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:53 pm
by mtylerfl
Nice work, Dave! I love the Corian insert on the lid.

I’ve got to catch up with you, Scott, Martin and others...I have a couple of the “threading bits” but haven’t run a project with ‘em yet. Thank you for the inspiration!

Re: Got to use the Thread Mill

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:35 pm
by gkas
That is a really nice box. I purchased a thread mill, but I've only run the training video. My aim is to make threaded boxes, so your project is something to shoot for. Nice work.

Re: Got to use the Thread Mill

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:08 am
by Todd Bailey
Hey Dave...

That is FANTASTIC!!! Live the idea and really never thought of that application. Thought my lanp project was cool... I think you may have topped it!!!

Well done, and thanks for taking the time to share.

Re: Got to use the Thread Mill

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:12 pm
by sobfu
Thanks for the kind comments everyone, I think I was stunned when the threaded parts screwed together so well.
I was asked today if the threaded wood may become unusable after a period of time which I couldn't answer but I am guessing that if I use seasoned timber like Rock Maple and Walnut then I would stand a better chance of distortion not happening.
If someone has experience with threaded wood components then I would like to hear their feedback.

Dave

Re: Got to use the Thread Mill

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:42 pm
by sobfu
The lamp project is very cool Todd but it would probably be a bit ambitious of me to tackle that until I get some more practice so I have downloaded the file. Thanks for sharing that project. I am sure it would have taken quite a bit of time to work it out.

Re: Got to use the Thread Mill

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:50 pm
by Todd Bailey
Hey Dave... you got me thinking about this project. The lamp project is just a series of your little boxes... but your box would make a nice seasoning shaker or even a pillbox.

Lots of great options you have made me think of... well done!