This summer I purchased a threading jig so that I could make lidded boxes and other items with a more secure lid. Of course, due to the popularity of the acorn boxes I am selling on Etsy, I needed to make some with threaded lids. I have recently listed my first ones on Etsy and to date have sold three of them.
My acorn boxes have proven very popular this year on Etsy. Here are a number of them that I have made since the previous post. All the acorn boxes shown on this page have a pop-on or push-fit cap. The next post will show acorns with a threaded cap.
Recently I have made a number of acorn boxes. I listed the first few on Etsy and they sold quickly, so I made another batch of 4 which sold out as well. Currently I am up to 17 of them and counting.
I have wanted to try chasing threads for some time and found a used set of thread chasing tools on line over the past winter. I’m not sure which brand they are – the tool is one piece of steel with a “female: end and a “male” end, that reverses in the handle. While using the tool a plastic screw that threads directly into the handle tightens against the steel.
A couple weeks ago I was able to try them out. I made a little elm jar and glued pieces of PVC pipe into place on the lid and into the neck of the jar. With beginners luck, I was able to achieve usable threads and almost perfect grain alignment between the lid and the jar.