"Pass me the calipers" I said.
I make all my wood nuts at TechShop.
Step 1: You Will Need
- 3D modeling program (I used Autodesk Inventor)
- a CNC router (I used a ShopBot)
- 1/8" router bit (ballnose)
- 1/2" router bit (I don't care what shape, whatever makes you comfortable)
- Wood glue
- Basic woodworking tools
I have opted to use poplar wood for this project. Though it is a bit softer than maple (the typical wood of choice for threaded parts) the very coarse threads with a 2" diameter make for a robust shape that requires minimal edge-holding properties.