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#1 posted 10-29-2009 09:18 PM

Thanks for the reply, Dan. Actually I found a supplier for the 3/8” each size, and the dowel and nut combination are plenty strong for what I’m doing. Downsides are that the dowel is threaded the entire length—overkill for my product—and the nuts are 1”-diameter dowels cut in 1” lengths and then drilled and threaded. The round exterior of the this “nut” makes it hard to turn on to the threaded dowel because there’s not much to grab. I’ve lubed the threads with beeswax and this helps, but I think a regular square nut would be a lot better. All the above said, a 1/2” size dowel and nut would be fine, too, if you happen to know someone who could supply them. I’m trying to make this extremely simple, attractive, and user friendly. The threaded wood dowels that I bought are great except for the downsides I mentioned above.

-- Ted, Wisconsin

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