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Making Screw Threads in Wood Fred Holder

Making Screw Threads in Wood - Fred Holder

Lewes: Guild of Master Craftsman, 2001, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.

Contains: Colour photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Cutaways;

From the cover: “With a good understanding of screw threads and the techniques used to cut them in wood, you can apply them to any project you wish. Making Screw Threads in Wood will allow you to do just that — and you need not be a machinist or skilled lathe operator to do it. Fred Holder’s clear explanation of exactly what a screw thread is, and how it functions, removes much of the mystique surrounding the process.

Covering screw threads cut on a lathe using jigs and hand-held chasers, he also addresses the use of taps and screw boxes to cut threads by hand. Specific projects — including a wooden bolt, threaded spindle, scew-top box and walking stick join -illustrate alternative ways of using threads in wood.

  • Cutting coarse and fine threads
  • Laying out and cutting external threads with a chisel
  • Using commercial tools and making your own alternatives
  • Internal and external screw threads
Fred Holder has been turning wood for over 12 years, experimenting with different techniques and forms including segmented work, multi-centred work, bowls, balls, boxes and chasing threads. His work is centred on small items, such as lace bobbins, spinning tops, mushrooms, goblets, scoops and bowls. He has demonstrated woodturning at many fairs and exhibitions in the USA, and passes on his skills through teaching and writing.”

Size: 10¾" x 8¼". 133 pages.
Making Screw Threads in Wood Fred Holder