Posted January 25, 2015
Constructed the first of three work benches using these throughout the frame. Very happy with the bench - as it is sound and very stable. Not sure why the slot on the barrel is perpendicular (vs. parallel) to the bolt (would make the process of aligning it with the bolt a bit easier). Not an issue - Just placed another order for the remaining benches.
Was looking for "extreme duty" cross...
Posted September 7, 2011
Was looking for "extreme duty" cross dowels for a bench that will be getting hard use. I used it on a trestle leg set made from Cherry. I wanted a more "utility" look and the exposed hardware against the warm cherry was a nice accent.
Be aware of the threads on...
Posted September 19, 2011
Be aware of the threads on this item. It is 12 TPI not the normal 13. It is clearly stated on the site! however, the 12 TPI did not register with me until after I had laid out and drilled the 12 holes in a very large work bench project. Rather than the 51/2 inch length supplied I needed 7 inch and 10 inch bolts. I headed out to the BB and no luck. Not to be swayed my favorite nut & Bolt shop has everything....wrong again. I have now spent hours on the net trying to find a supplier of 1/2 inch bolts with 12TPI. No luck. I have learned that 1/2 bolts with 12TPI went out in the early 1900s. This is a problem. On the other hand, as long as the length is right, I think it would be a very good product.