Sunday, March 13, 2011
Hanging on by a thread
Inspired by a video linked below (Thanks Steve) I decided to give thread chasing a try. I've thought about trying it before but the expense of purchasing a set of thread chasers prohibited me from giving it a try. Steve's video provided a way to give it a try with minimal investment so I decided to give it a try.
A quick trip to to Home Depot yielded a 1/2" X 13 TPI grade 8 bolt and a cut off wheel for my dremel. A few minutes work with the dremel and a short trip to the grinder resulted in a tool I thought might work. I tried it out on some scrap Mesquite and Maple before deciding to break out the Lignum Vitae.
Steve's full video can be seen below.