Hey folks, I’m new to these parts. I’ve been admiring the finished prejects section for some time and have finally decided to join in on the fun.
I’m currently working on a music stand for my sister’s Christmas present. In order to raise and lower the stand, I’m planning on putting a thumb knob on the back of the support stem that she can tighten and loosen when she needs to change the position.
The best way to provide the necessary threads for the knob would have been a t-nut inside the shaft. However, I forgot to do this prior to gluing the two halves of the stem together and now have a dilema. I think I’ve decided to go with a threaded insert like this one:
My question is, what is the best way (glue?) to secure the brass insert to the mahogany? There will be repeated twisting of the inner threads for many years and I don’t want the outside threads coming loose and screwing themselves out of the wood. For a clearer understanding of what I’m trying to accomplish, I’ve attached the model showing the hexagon stem and the square rod that supports the sheet holder and floats up and down in the shaft. (I hope it’s clear what I’m trying to accomplish. It was pretty difficult explaining it to the guy at Ace Hardware without a pencil or pictures!)
-- David, Lakeland, FL - GO BOLTS!!!