I've been looking for wood screws. Not your usual wood screws, but screws MADE
of wood. I'd like to use wooden wood screws for a "wood-only" project (a
jewelry box for SWMBO). Does anybody know a source for wood screws made of
On 12 Nov 2004 04:28:36 GMT, email@example.com (Irwin Schwartz)
But for sizes of about 1/4" - 3/8", if you find yourself some boxwood
or fruitwood, a good dowel plate or cutter, and an old tap and die set
for Whitworth or UNC, then you can cut your own.
The threads needs to be coarse enough. It also helps to use a diestock
that has two "square" die halves sliding in a rectangular slot, rather
than the usual type with a single round die. The two-part sets can be
opened up more easily for the first cuts. Ideally clean them by
electrolysis before starting, as dirty dies make dirty screws.
Cut your dowel stock over-length, because the first 1/4" needs to be
tapered to get the thread started, and the next 1/4" will be a wobbly
Above this size, look at the Beall tool, or an old thread box.
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