|Project by oldnovice||posted 03-09-2013 07:37 PM||6166 views||48 times favorited||18 comments|
I needed some hold downs and considered buying but decided to make instead. I had some scrap 3/8” Baltic birch so I cut 1” wide strips 4” long, put a 1/8” radius on one end, slotted the center for 5/16” bolt, added a 270° poplar dowel as the pivot point, and PlastiDip for additional grip.
The 2 dips of PlastiDip increased the stiction from about 4 ounces to just over 1.2 lbs and assist in gripping the project pieces more securely. I did not try making a mold for the plastic caps but decided that dipping each hold down was simpler and that if needed replacement, I can re-dip when needed.
One of the images is a model showing the non-wood parts!
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