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Forum topic by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 03-12-2009 09:16 PM 2872 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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03-12-2009 09:16 PM

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So I am looking for those metal pieces that have a screw-head sized hole with a slot machined into them. So that you can put a screw in the wall and then the metal thing slides on and down the screw, securing the piece to the wall. I was unsuccessful in my googling of them, not even sure what to call them.

Any idea of where to find them? Thanks.

-Rich

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?


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oldskoolmodder

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#1 posted 03-12-2009 09:37 PM

They’re french cleats, I’ve only seen them in stores once, and wasn’t impressed. It’s SO easy to make them out of wood though, and a LOT cheaper. Just cut a piece of wood to about 4” or so, then cut it on a 45 degree angle straight down the middle lengthwise. The metal ones are SO expensive when you do find them compared to making them in 5 minutes at the shop.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 03-12-2009 10:08 PM

Rich,

Lee Valley has: http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/page.aspx?c=1&p=41858&cat=3,40914,50630

and: http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/page.aspx?c=1&p=50309&cat=3,40914,50630

Can you use a keyhole router bit instead? It is what I often use for picture frames and shelves:

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p=30113&cat=1,46168,46173

Ted

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#3 posted 03-12-2009 10:33 PM

Great find on the key-hole router bit Ted. Thanks.

Sorry old school, having a hard time picturing what you are doing there. Going to go with the key-hole bit though.

-Rich

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#4 posted 03-12-2009 10:50 PM

After rereading it it looks like you meant the keyhole all along, my bad as the kids today say. You can get the keyhole bit, but if you just get the keyhole hangers, all you need is a hole from a drill bit, behind it. Either way. Looks like you have what you want.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#5 posted 03-17-2009 10:49 AM

The router bit arrived yesterday and after 5 minutes on the router table I had 2 nice key-hole slots in the back of the coat hangar. It worked out great. Thanks Ted.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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