Why so much?

Why so much for a Wooden Screw?
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I'm sure somebody in here can make a "threader kit for wood".
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Nikolai Naum
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Looks like they are proud of every thing they make. You could buy a whole clock with a painted face for less than they want for an unpainted face.
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Calif Bill
Those are Mil Spec prices! Who does he sell to?
Google has scanned Pop Mechs and Pop Sci - there's an article in one on how to make wooden screws on a lathe. But you can buy taps and dies for wood, $10 for a tap, $20 for a die.
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N Morrison
many of the wood working stores sell a tool for threading a wooden dowel - costs around $20 as I recall - Harbor freight may even have something.
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Bill Noble
But these were large screws. 2.5" or something like that if I recall.
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Calif Bill
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They have carbide taps, threading inserts, videos, books, routing tmeplates, etc.
I am not an expert, but cutting threads in wood doesn;t seem trivial. The grain in the wood can cause the thread edges to break, etc. These guys have been doing this for years, and I'm sure their advice is valuable, and it's a US company.
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Maxwell Lol
The Bealltool.com kits have these sizes: 1/2" 5/8" 3/4" 1"
You can always try to cut threads by hand if you NEED larger threads.
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Maxwell Lol
Here is more info about a German company making Taps and Dies for wooden screws "
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".I'm sure anyone who can work a metal lathe can make a die this size(2",2,1/2") for a wooden screw.An old baseball bat (made out of hickory)is an excellent source for a wooden screw.
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Nikolai Naum
I'm wondering what a 2.5" diameter wooden screw that's 25 inches long is used for in clockmaking/watchmaking. Shipbuilding? Yeah, sure. But clockmaking?
Certainly I'm used to nice woodworking bench vises that use threaded wood parts, and I'm sure they can be pricey when new (all of mine are 50-75 years old, so I don't know what they cost new! They were highly respected tools so I'm sure they weren't cheap back then either). But none are 2.5" in diameter or 25 inches long.
Tim.
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Tim Shoppa
all the wood turning sites sell thread chasing tools and make a big deal of hand chasing threads to get you started, here are some links:
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Bill Noble

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