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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:31 pm 
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I have seen a style of Tee-Nut that is held together through the wood with a piece that screws on to the tee-nut from the other side so it sandwiches the wood, preventing the tee-nut to push back out or loosen up. Does anybody recognize what I am so poorly describing? Any suppliers you know of?

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Is this what you're looking for?

http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/page. ... 15&p=45375

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Maybe this?

http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/product_de ... roup_id=72


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:59 pm 
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Larry Norton wrote:


Close, but not quite.

Imagine a Bolt Caps like this, but on the right side of this picture instead of a screw or bolt it is the Tee-Nut. The ones I saw used like a spanner wrench to tighten instead of an Allen wrench.


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JohnT wrote:


Very close and I may have to settle for this. I did see this here at Rockler but I am concerned about the two reviews stating that they don't seem to work as advertised.

The end result is about the same. Just not crimping like a riviet, but screwing a bolt cap on the backside.


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My local home centers (both Lowes and Home Depot) carry these (pic stolen from google search):

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Note that they come in different lengths as well as thread count/size.

Or, Lee-Valley:

http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/page. ... 61994&ap=1

Or Rockler (crappy example on their site, but it's the same functionality)

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page ... lter=t-nut

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DMoening wrote:
My local home centers (both Lowes and Home Depot) carry these (pic stolen from google search):

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Note that they come in different lengths as well as thread count/size.

Or, Lee-Valley:

http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/page. ... 61994&ap=1

Or Rockler (crappy example on their site, but it's the same functionality)

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page ... lter=t-nut


Yea, what I want is that type of nut with a securing bolt cap from the other side so that the Tee-Nut will not loosen up with repeated use.


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RIX WORX: What would counterboring deeper for the flange of the Tee-nut, boring through for the bolt to go through, mounting and drawing the Tee-nut into final position. Then fixing the Tee-nut in place under a plug with epoxy. Then drilling through the Tee-nut plug combination from the "bolt" side and then running a kerfed bolt through to cut threads in the plug. The wooden threads could then be hardened with CA glue.

Your initial post seemed to me that you wanted a T-nut long enough to go through your assembly which would be threaded on the inside AND the outside so a flanged nut could be tightened on. :confused:

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If you're going to knock down and rebuild wouldn't it be easier to use threaded inserts?


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Threaded inserts are the current best option. I like them better than standard Tee-nuts for sure.

I have seen the Tee-nuts I am failing to describe on a friend's telescope base and am just trying to locate them.

I do appreciate everyone's efforts.


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They're called sex bolts for obvious reasons


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Is this what you're looking for? These are from Rockler, but I'm sure there are other sources.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=369

After I posted this, I was reading Woodshop News last night. They had an ad in there for accuratemfg.com and their ad showed all kinds of the hardware you were asking about. Should be able to find what you need there, based on the photos for the ad.

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John Boy wrote:
Is this what you're looking for? These are from Rockler, but I'm sure there are other sources.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=369

After I posted this, I was reading Woodshop News last night. They had an ad in there for accuratemfg.com and their ad showed all kinds of the hardware you were asking about. Should be able to find what you need there, based on the photos for the ad.

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Ohhhhhh that accuratemfg.com is sooooo close. I will give them a call and see if they can help.

Thanks!


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You could also check Grainger and McMaster. Try looking for "jack screws".


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