No but I just bought a used set like sold by Garrett Wade- a 3 piece set.
Have not actualy cut any threads, but looked at it today. Don't know if the
wooden box has shrunk with age- but I have to cut my dowel a little smaller
than 1/2 inch to feed it into the screw box. Will do some experiments and
see just what will fit.
I have some mesquite that should make nice threads and nuts.
I have been reading on the Net about using mineral oil as a lubricant, Will
see what happens
Back to taps and dies for wood, Did some more messing aroud today and a
9/16 drill bit was just the right size to use with a 1/2 inch tap. Made
one perfect nut out of maple.
Tomorrow inten to tackle the process of turning a 1 inch square piece of
scrap maple into a dowel that will go through the undersize hole to make the
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