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Forum topic by botanist posted 09-01-2009 04:53 PM 11119 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-01-2009 04:53 PM

I’m trying to find cross dowel nuts that will accept a 1/2 inch threaded rod. I know that Lee Valley and a number of other sites sell bench bolts that come with a the nuts included, but I haven’t been able to find anywhere that sells dowel nuts that large separately. Does anyone out there have any good sources for stuff like that?


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#1 posted 09-01-2009 05:48 PM

Maybe? http://www.profhdwr.com/asstment.htm

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#2 posted 09-02-2009 03:45 PM

I’ve tried that website, but I haven’t had much luck. I’m tempted to buy round bar stock and make them myself, but if I can find another source, I would. Everything that I’ve found so far is for basic furniture and is too small for what I need. I need something with dimensions of at least 25 mm x 25 mm that can accommodate a 1/2 inch bolt with 13 threads/inch.

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#3 posted 09-02-2009 04:02 PM

All three of those places were a bust. The only one of those three that carried any cross dowel nuts was McMaster-Carr but they were much too small for my needs.

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#4 posted 09-02-2009 04:38 PM

Try alibaba.com. type in barrel nuts and take a look. Quite a selection and if anybody has it they do.

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#5 posted 09-02-2009 05:06 PM

I tried alibaba.com but I still didn’t have any luck. I’m probably just going to have to make my own. Thanks for the help everyone.

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#6 posted 09-02-2009 05:22 PM

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#7 posted 09-02-2009 05:27 PM

I don’t have to have cross dowels but I thought it might make my assembly easier. I’m building my first workbench and I’m trying to find a way to attach the dog hole strip to the top. I used the bench bolts from Highland Woodworking to attach the stretchers to the legs and I thought using them on the top would work.

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#8 posted 12-02-2010 05:32 PM

I know this is an old thread, but I was recently looking for Cross Dowels and came across this.

I haven’t ever ordered from them, but Woodpeckers also has them: http://www.woodpeck.com/crossdowels.html

-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts

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