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Robert Smith

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12-03-2013 12:45 PM

I am in the desine phase of making a production set of parallettes out of 2×4’s. Something similar to this

My questions are what are those screws called that he is using where is a good place to purchase these
how would I set up a jig for this

-- Robert

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#1 posted 12-03-2013 01:22 PM

Looks like some kind of machine screw, any hardware store will have them; maybe not w/ hex key heads, but surely with Phillips or slotted.

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#2 posted 12-03-2013 01:55 PM

looks like standard connector bolts for modular furnature and threaded inserts. i work at a ACE hardware and we sell them in the sevalite drawers but you can also get them at woodcraft.
these us a allen wrenchand are usually fairly strong

hope this helps

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#3 posted 12-03-2013 02:26 PM

Can you add to my woodworking education by describing the function of parallettes? The link you provided doesn’t provide any clues to its function. To me, they look like paper towels holders, but I know better than that. Thanks.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Robert Smith

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#4 posted 12-03-2013 02:46 PM

They are use to do hand stand type things on them. Basically they are a mini pair or gymnastic parallel bars.

-- Robert

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