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    Threaded inserts for a Crib

    I'm looking at some treaded inserts for a crib, I havent used any before, and was wondering if anyone had a recomendation on a glue to keep them in place to prevent them backing out some how, or is that just over kill.

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    I'm probobly leaning to the brass ones. These will be put into poplar.

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    I've used the brass and the hex drive. I have never had either try to back out or come loose; no glue required. I prefer the brass as the hex drive rounded out during install.
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    Aswome, and thanks for the info on the hex one, I noticed they have an install tool also so I might grab that. I think I have fallen in love with the rockler site.. first time i've come across it and I keep finding new stuff to add to the wish list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Marlor View Post
    Aswome, and thanks for the info on the hex one, I noticed they have an install tool also so I might grab that...
    My preference is for the brass ones. Two tips:

    1. Lightly chamfer the edge of the mounting hole; and,
    2. Definitely use the installation tool. Trying to install them using a screwdriver invariably ends in either breaking out the slot in the insert, marring the surface of the wood, or both. DAMHIKT!
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    Funny, your question about inserts made me get off my duff and add the bench stop I've been meaning to get to. Sometimes the 15 minute jobs get put soooo long.

    I use a bolt, nuts and a washer for the installation "tool".

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    I start with a nut driver so I can get it straight.

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    Finish with a wrench.

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    Back the nuts off and remove the bolt.

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    Use the hex key to give it a 1/4 turn to recess it just a bit.

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    Here's what I'm using them for (this is just an example, it is not finished

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    Last edited by glenn bradley; 02-25-2009 at 04:49 AM.
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    Good idea! you might want to repost that in tips or jigs
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    Glenn said: I use a bolt, nuts and a washer for the installation "tool".
    That's what I used for a long time, but a few years back, McFeeley's had a deal on the drivers that was too good to pass up, so I bought a couple. They're easier to use than the improvised bolt/nuts driver, but do essentially the same job.
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    I put a 4-6" carriage bolt thru the top of a jig knob and run it all the way in. A hex nut from the other directions locks it in place. One more nut to secure the insert and Bob's your uncle.

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    Chris I also used these, in poplar, and also to make a crib. I had some issues stripping out the hex head also, quite frustrating. No glue was necessary though, just drilled a hole deep enough to accept the whole insert and then it bottomed out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westley Rosenbaum View Post
    ...used these, in poplar, and ...had some issues stripping out the hex head also, quite frustrating. ...
    Try using a bit of beeswax or paraffin wax on the threads. It makes insertion easier, and I've never had one back out, either.
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