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Project by robscastle posted 03-12-2013 08:02 AM 1880 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A fellow tradie friend of mine who is a psssst metalworker bought the nutsert gun and asked me to make a box for it.

As it was love job I pecked throught my timber off cut stock to see if there was anything suitable.

I found some pieces of 12 and 16mm ply wood and a piece of 4mm perspex.

I used the gun to work out a suitable dimension and built it in dry assembly methods to ensure everything fitted in and looked reasonably fibanachi.

Nothing too fancy titebond III but joints cut the recess with a router bit, cut everything else including the perspex on my Einhell compound miter saw, its advertised as being able to cut plastic and metals, and worked well on the perspex.

Did the holes for the acccessories in a separate piece of ply with a forstner bits and the base hole for the gun with hole saw in the bench top drill press, sanded it and then slid it in and then glued it in place.
Used the 16mm as the back and 12mm all other sides.

Added some of my hand made bead to the edge of the ply finish it off

Wacked a couple of rare earth magnets in the sides to hold the two tools.

Finished with a light sand and then a coat of water based coal tinted sanding sealer.

I reckon he will be annoyed as it looks like a showcase rather than a transit box!

I was going to use my 3D router all over it but thought I had better not!

Enjoy

-- Regards Robert





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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 03-12-2013 10:20 AM

Nice container, but what is a nutsert gun? Sorry!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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thelt

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#2 posted 03-12-2013 12:50 PM

Check out this video: Rivnut

It’s sorta like a threaded pop rivet. At least that was my first thought after seeing the video. I’ve never seen one in the US. Another way to look at it is like a T-nut for metal working.

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Bluepine38

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#3 posted 03-12-2013 01:11 PM

Robscastle, very nice box for a handy tool, the place I retired from handled the Huck tool system and we
sold a few of the nutsert guns and the inserts. They are used on quite a few items, from holding mirrors
onto semi trucks to the fancy electric wiring panels on passenger buses and old railroad passenger car
rebuilds. They also come in handy for bolting luggage racks on cars and station wagons. Thank you for
sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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thelt

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 01:16 PM

Bluepine, I’ve never seen or heard of these here in the US. I’ve done a lot of metal fabrication on hotrods. Wish I would’ve had one these on a lot of occasions.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 03-12-2013 04:24 PM

Nice box and that is handy tool to have!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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robscastle

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#6 posted 03-12-2013 08:35 PM

Hello fellow LJs

The term Rivnut is rivet nut, and theLT has it down pat. Its also known as a Nutsert as is an inserted nut
With the correct die you can also insert studs as well. A bit like the Shaper/Moulder term I guess
Can be large or small flange open or closed end, for integrity purposes.

I have a similar tool only its hand operated, and as Bluepine38 reported its great for metal fabricating.

For Example all the removable panels in the boot of my car were originally held in by self tapping screws, I discarded them and replaced them with M6 Rivnuts/Nutserts.

Its a tool that once owned removes the need for having to use individual nuts on the opposite side of the material and items can be assembled from one side only.
Here is a shot of my platform trolley of which I have a linisher attached along with a tool grinder rest its shows just how low profile the nuts can be.

Better not go on, as MsDebbie will be removing the non woodworking post.
Glad we all learned something and enjoyed it guys.

Robert Brennan

-- Regards Robert

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Jim Rowe

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#7 posted 03-14-2013 09:02 AM

Thanks for the explanation. We learn something new every day.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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