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Wood-duck
3rd Sep 2008, 10:57 PM
Hi Everyone in the Box Making Forum,

I am trying this forum as it seems to be a box making thing. I have been offered $80 for this tool. Can't find anything about it. It this a reasonable price?

prozac
4th Sep 2008, 12:52 AM
If you don't know what it is, and you have no use for it then it sounds an ok price. Better than letting the kids sell it when you're gone.

jmk89
4th Sep 2008, 01:41 AM
Why do you think it is a box-making thing? I have only heard of threads being "chased" when they are being cut into metal. Before you accept the offer, why not ask in the Metalworking Forum? Also, it looks a bit like it is an accessory to something else that it screws onto - is that possible?
Finally (for now), does it have any makers name or other identifying markings?

Wood-duck
4th Sep 2008, 09:13 AM
That is true Prozac

Wood-duck
4th Sep 2008, 09:23 AM
Hi Jeremy,
Dad used this tool to make threads on timber boxes which had screw tops, He attached it to his lathe when he used it. I have googled but only come up with hand tools to do this job. Good thought I will post on the metal work forum.

Wood-duck
4th Sep 2008, 09:31 AM
Hi Everyone in the Metalwork Forum,

I am trying this forum as it seems the box making forum is not the place to ask this question. Pictured is one of Dad's old tools which he used to chase threads for timber screw top boxes. I have been offered $80 for this tool. Can't find anything about it. It this a reasonable price?

Big Shed
4th Sep 2008, 09:58 AM
Doesn't look like you are being flooded with offers for this, so perhaps it is wise to take the offer whilst it still stands?

Cliff Rogers
4th Sep 2008, 10:24 AM
Post it in the wood turning section too.

mic-d
4th Sep 2008, 06:22 PM
Hi Jeremy,
Dad used this tool to make threads on timber boxes which had screw tops, He attached it to his lathe when he used it. I have googled but only come up with hand tools to do this job. Good thought I will post on the metal work forum.

did you post in the woodturning section?

Cheers
Michael

joe greiner
4th Sep 2008, 06:24 PM
You should be able to get more than that from the right buyer. Google [woodturning "threading jig"] for some possibilities. IIRC, some commercial versions, such as yours, go for well above several hundred dollars. At such a price point, many folks choose to build their own.

I suggest you also post in the Woodturning-General forum, and/or Woodturning-Ornamental.
[Oh, I see you did.]
Ya beat me to it, Michael.:wink:
Joe

Wood-duck
4th Sep 2008, 10:40 PM
Thanks Cliff,
I have tried that but it remains a puzzle.

Wood-duck
4th Sep 2008, 10:41 PM
Hi Big Shed,
I agree. It just would have been nice to know a bit more about it.

Woodlee
5th Sep 2008, 03:48 PM
I have no idea how this thing works or what it does .
But looks more like a a device to offset the centre spindle, maybe for taper turning spindles .
Can you describe how your Dad used it? Might give some idea to someone what its for?

Kev.

Stevenp
5th Sep 2008, 03:52 PM
Wood-duck, the thing is a thread "Maker" not a "Chaser".
It is mounted on the lathe bed and the Box to be threaded is mounted via a face plate with the opening to be threaded facing the headstock.
There should be a cutter on a shaft that is fitted to the headstock and the box is fed into the cutter using the handle on the other end, after carefully adjusting the box sideways so the thread is cut in the right spot. It will give you the same thread as the thread on the tool.
I am having trouble finding the words to describe the operation , but rest assured this is a mighty good tool, but unless you are a woodturner it is of no use to you. I would think $80 is a reasonable price as long as the cutter and some sort of attaching device is included. I hope this helps.
Cheers Steven.:2tsup:

prozac
5th Sep 2008, 04:43 PM
Hi Jeremy,
Dad used this tool to make threads on timber boxes which had screw tops, He attached it to his lathe when he used it. I have googled but only come up with hand tools to do this job. Good thought I will post on the metal work forum.

You never said it had sentimental value! I thought it was just something you picked up at the markets or something. Knowing that it did have a logical use makes for different consideration.

wheelinround
5th Sep 2008, 04:45 PM
Has he got a thing like this

http://www.cws.au.com/cgi/index.cgi/shopfront/view_by_category?category_id=1107146791

wheelinround
5th Sep 2008, 04:49 PM
Ok this is confusing its almost double thread/posting

http://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?p=801126#post801126

wheelinround
5th Sep 2008, 05:58 PM
:doh: New it looked familiar it actually mounts the chuck onto it and cuts the thread onto the turned box this is used also for ornamental turning

similar to this machine also http://www.woodart.com.au/a_rea.htm

How I'd like to purchase it if its a fair price.

WOODDUCK Did you dad do Ornamental Turing fancy patterns etc like thishttp://www.woodart.com.au/bin/p550_03a.jpg

If so was he a member of The Ornamental Turners Australia Group.???

Stevenp
5th Sep 2008, 06:51 PM
Has he got a thing like this

http://www.cws.au.com/cgi/index.cgi/shopfront/view_by_category?category_id=1107146791

Thanx wheelin, like they say , a picture is worth a thousand words.:2tsup:

Wood-duck
5th Sep 2008, 09:46 PM
To all who responded to my plea. I eventually found this leaflet on the product although I cannot trace it through the carba-tec site.
Just thought you might like to see what it does.

Skew ChiDAMN!!
5th Sep 2008, 11:46 PM
And you've only been offered $80- for it? :no:

wheelinround
6th Sep 2008, 09:00 AM
3 threads on the same topic :doh:

http://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=78604

http://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=78586

and the last one

http://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=78699

have sent you a PM Wood-Duck

GraemeL
6th Sep 2008, 07:31 PM
To all who responded to my plea. I eventually found this leaflet on the product although I cannot trace it through the carba-tec site.
Just thought you might like to see what it does.

Exactly as described by Stevenp :2tsup:
Graeme L

prozac
8th Sep 2008, 01:08 AM
Thanks for posting that up Wood-duck. Stevenp you're a super sleuth, good work.

Stevenp
8th Sep 2008, 07:58 AM
Thanks for posting that up Wood-duck. Stevenp you're a super sleuth, good work.

Nah, not a sleuth, I had seen these a few years ago. Actually thought about buying one but from memory they were out of my price range.
my father made one a long time ago, that does the same thing but is a lot more "Agricultural" in appearance than this one,but still does the same thing.
Cheers Steven.:)

kruger
29th Sep 2008, 05:23 PM
it seem, for me, that it is a carbatec thread chaser.

go to google.

cornucopia
2nd Oct 2008, 03:47 PM
in richard daffans box book he uses somthing which looks very similar to do a box with a threaded lid.

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