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Blog entry by naomi weiss posted 1501 days ago 1077 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK, so i flipped the top and started milling the top of the bench. On Monday, i had my driving theory exam and passed! Yay! And i was near the hardware store so i popped in for some bigger bolts. Turns out they only come in 10cm (is this true?!) so i had to buy a long one—over a metre (bigger than a yard!) and cut it into pieces. Does this sound right to everyone? I kind of thought having a head on the bolt gave torque advantage…

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor



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mafe

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#1 posted 1501 days ago

Congratulations on the driving theory licence.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1501 days ago

Congrats on your exam
In the states it’s called threaded rod and you just have nuts and washers on both ends after cutting it to size.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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naomi weiss

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#3 posted 1498 days ago

Thanks, Mafe!
Thanks, Jim! Right, a threaded rod—thanks! Sometimes i don’t know English words for things—it’s ridiculous. So it’ll be ok then, you think? I saw these nuts that look like they go on top (like at the end-i think they are called cap nuts you recommend those?

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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daltxguy

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#4 posted 1495 days ago

Naomi,

Cap nuts are just decorative for the ends. You can use them as long as they tighten up before they bottom out ( they will only screw on so far).
You can use regular nuts, one on each end.

1. cut your threaded rod to required length
2. Screw a nut onto one end and place a washer on the inside This is now your bolt like thingy
3. Insert into your pre-drilled hole matching your thread size ( eg 6mm if your rod is 6mm)
4. Put a washer, then a nut on the other end and tighten down by hand, then tighten with a wrench or socket wrench from both ends

If you want you can countersink a hole so the nut is buried into the wood, so that it is not left proud of the surface.

I use this method all the time because I can’t always get the size of bolt which I need or because the nearest hardware store is 120km away from me, so I keep a stock of threaded rod on hand in all sizes and corresponding nuts and washers.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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naomi weiss

199 posts in 1980 days


#5 posted 1495 days ago

Steve, thanks so much for the tip and the reassurance of this method. Btw, is your profile pic a still from Monty Python’s Lumberjack song?! Brilliant!

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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daltxguy

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#6 posted 1494 days ago

haha – yes it is! I don’t look like Eric Idle, nor do I cross dress but I like the Canadian mounties in the background (because I am originally from Canada) – besides the obvious pun

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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naomi weiss

199 posts in 1980 days


#7 posted 1494 days ago

Haha! Well, since you know the song, i have a theory about it. I posted it here. Let me know what you think. I’m pretty certain about it but i’ve not found any supporting evidence.

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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daltxguy

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#8 posted 1493 days ago

Naomi, I think you nailed it. You’ve just provided the evidence by putting them side by side.
Actually I found a couple of other reference to the similarity. Wikipedia makes mention of it and then references a few ‘sources’. Only 1 of them is still there:
Here

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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