Need Help Stabilizing Threaded Rod To Wooden Base For A Lamp

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Forum topic by Tunalmelt posted 03-02-2015 04:14 PM 741 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2015 04:14 PM

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I am having a difficult time figuring out a way to stabilize the rod to the base. I drilled into a 1 inch thick piece of pine at 3/8 in which is size of rod and bored a hole at bottom at 1 1/4 inches to fasten a nut and washer. However I am trying to stabilize the base to the pipe using only one threaded side meaning not the entire length of the rod. I want to stack things on top of the rod so having it stable initially at the base is my main concern. I understand I could use a washer at both ends of the wooden base but I was hoping for a cleaner looking alternative. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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#1 posted 03-02-2015 04:50 PM

Have ya thought about some epoxy?


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#2 posted 03-02-2015 08:39 PM

If you bought the kit with threading at both ends, it’s not meant to be free standing but go through a tall body and be secured on both ends, the body is then secured to the base.

-- Rick M,

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