All Screwed Up!: Turned Puzzles and Boxes Featuring Chased Threads

Overview

Hand-chasing wooden threads, the centuries-old technique of joining two pieces of a wooden object together, is the focus of this instructional guide to creating wooden puzzles and boxes with screw lids. Aimed at both hobbyists and professional woodworkers, the projects range from the simple to the complex and include Box Basics, the Wedding Ring Box, and In the Soup, an exasperating puzzle that involves removing a ball from a bowl. A thorough tutorial accompanied by numerous photographs guides woodworkers through...

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Overview

Hand-chasing wooden threads, the centuries-old technique of joining two pieces of a wooden object together, is the focus of this instructional guide to creating wooden puzzles and boxes with screw lids. Aimed at both hobbyists and professional woodworkers, the projects range from the simple to the complex and include Box Basics, the Wedding Ring Box, and In the Soup, an exasperating puzzle that involves removing a ball from a bowl. A thorough tutorial accompanied by numerous photographs guides woodworkers through the intricacies of the hand-chasing process. A discussion of wood choices, safety precautions, and tools, including lathes, chasing tools, and the all-important armrest, is included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941936934
  • Publisher: Linden Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 116
  • Sales rank: 1,454,625
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.75 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Berkeley is a professional woodworker and woodturning instructor. He is a member of the Register of Professional Turners of the Worshipful Company of Turners, a 400-year-old London Livery Company.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Notes on
Measurements 3
The Puzzles 3
Photography 3
Tools and safety 4
Choice of woods 6
Thread chasing 9
The projects
1 Box Basics 13
2 In The Soup 17
3 Tire 'em Out 21
4 Barrel and Ball 25
5 The Zulu Box 31
6 The Balls and Chain Puzzle 37
7 The Invisible Gift 43
8 The Wedding Ring Box 49
9 The Castle Money Box 53
10 The New Castle Money Box 57
11 The New New Castle Money Box 61
12 The Egyptian Box 67
13 The New Brass Money Box 71
14 The Ball and Three Strings 75
15 The Sceptre Puzzle 81
16 The Lighthouse Puzzle 87
17 The New Persian Puzzle 93
18 The Arabi Gun Puzzle 97
19 The New Jubilee Puzzle 105
20 The Truck 109
Bibliography 115
List of suppliers 116
Index 119
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