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dennis wake19/10/2011 17:23:24
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after going to our club demo on saterday to wach john burkly on thread chasing. i know that a lot of us are ba humbug well here is the start of my christmas craft fare itomes. i was going to just turn and paint snowmen but after saterday i wanted a go of thread chasing so how better to introduce the two together. this is my first try at threading. in this you can put a bag of sweets in it for the kids and also have a littl ornament.



dennis

Edited By dennis wake on 19/10/2011 17:24:45

Les Hetherington19/10/2011 17:48:15
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Great idea Dennis, they should do well at a craft fare mate. Les
Simon Reeves19/10/2011 18:11:44
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I agree - a great idea and a really good end product too. Thread chasing isn't something I've ever had a go at, but I've watched other people doing it (always looks far too easy if you ask me , but I bet it isn't).
You'll be into tree ornaments next, which is something I might have a go at this year!

Simon
BillW19/10/2011 19:06:04
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Santa's workshop in full "Swing".
 
Really well done Dennis, some kiddie will love this, mm, I had better not let my wife see it.
 
Bill.
Ron Davis19/10/2011 19:12:11
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You are right Simon, it aint easy, I have thread cutting set hanging on the wall, I will try again one of these years
 
Ron
Derek Lane19/10/2011 20:03:55
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Not tried thread cutting yet Dennis but the snowman looks good. would like to see a close up of the threaded part
dennis wake19/10/2011 22:44:39
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hi All
thank you for your comments. this was just a tryel and the next time i turn them i will just turn the hat and the boddy seporat. i will thread the hat as the lid.
Derak here is the close up of the thread you asked for.
dennis
Alan T.20/10/2011 09:19:32
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Hello Dennis, Like the idea and the result a lot .Well done. What,s the TPI of your chasers ?. No one should be put off by the old wives tale of thread chasing being a black art. The timber choice is fundamental. You can't really use soft or unstable wood. Try box or lemon wood . I had a days lesson from John Berkeley who makes it look easy. With a bit of practice anyone can do it. Cheers Alan T.
Julian20/10/2011 13:41:47
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Hi Dennis -- Good work, how much overlap do you allow for the threading ? is this documented with the chaser ? -- Julian
dennis wake20/10/2011 16:06:10
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hi Alan and Julian
the thread is 16 tpi. and the chasers are a friends so the documentation is just what i seen in the demo and talked about from my friend. you allow at least 4 threads for the overhang so about 3/4 of an inch as well as the small insert at the back of the thread to give you clearance to stop the chaser hitting the back wall.
dennis
Mark Sutton20/10/2011 18:43:04
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Hi Dennis
 
Very nice idea, well done. For your first attempt at thread chasing you did extremely well.
 
Mark
Derek Lane20/10/2011 19:03:40
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Threads look good for the first Dennis something else to try hope mine turns out as good for a first
dennis wake02/11/2011 00:15:41
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after a lot of thinking i decided to change the design of my snowman as in that i decided to thread the hat and not the neck of the snowman. i then decided to put a slot in the hat and make them into a money box snowman but still put the sweets in as a added extra. here is the photos of the changes.
all coments welcome
dennis

Les Hetherington02/11/2011 09:46:45
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Great changes Dennis, i think that the removal of the hat a lot better. after looking at your snowman i had a go at making one, i was pleased with the way that the snowman turned out but the screw thread was beyond my abillity. Take care and happy turning to you. Les
Mark Sutton02/11/2011 13:38:09
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Hi Dennis
 
Very nice design changes on your snowman, well done, you appear to be getting the hang of the thread chasing
 
Mark

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