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Sliding Tee Nuts / Studs

#264418 by gac5ss » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:34 am

I am looking at the sliding tee nuts and related hardware for attaching feather boards to my 520 table and fence. I see options to purchase the flat plate Tee Nuts, the same with a post, and a kit with washers and knobs.

I have two feather boards that came with an extension fence for the jointer. I want to convert them to use in the table slots and fence slots. I see no reason to duplicate a purchase just to buy the feather board kit for these purposes.

I currently have a 1 gallon ziplock bag filled with Rocker's t-bolt hardware and knobs. Shopsmith is proprietary with the Tee Nut, and quiet expensive at over $44 for the 555914 kit of 4. I realize I need the Tee Bolts, but has anyone here successfully added a non Shopsmith branded post to a tee nut? I'm just trying to save some cash, which will be used to purchase other Shopsmith accessories.
Thanks

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Re: Sliding Tee Nuts / Studs

#264420 by algale » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:50 am

I haven't done it, but looking at the pictures on the Shopsmith website, if you wanted to convert a Shopsmith t-nut to a t-bolt all you would need to do would be to cut a length of threaded rod of the appropriate diameter/thread count for the center hole of the t-nut (3/8-16) or the end holes of the t-nut (1/4-20) or cut the head off of an appropriately sized machine screw or bolt. Add a little Loctite or other thread locker and the post is permanent.

Whether that will match up with your Rockler hardware bag depends on that hardware being size either 3/8-16 or 1/4-20. If it isn't, you could probably drill out the existing holes in the Shopsmith t-nuts to the proper diameter you need and tap the new hole for whatever thread count you need, assuming you have a tap and die set.

Good luck!

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Re: Sliding Tee Nuts / Studs

#264421 by gac5ss » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:28 am

Thanks for your information. I will check the knobs in the bag. The threaded rod and locktite is a great idea I had not considered.
Thanks,

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Re: Sliding Tee Nuts / Studs

#264422 by algale » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:59 am

By the way, if the center hole isn’t tapped, and right now I can’t recall, you can always tap it yourself.

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Re: Sliding Tee Nuts / Studs

#264425 by chapmanruss » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:09 pm

The center hole on all of my "T" nuts came tapped and are 3/8.

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Re: Sliding Tee Nuts / Studs

#264426 by DLB » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:12 pm

The Tee Bolts won't work well for this anyway. The threaded stud is 5/16 and won't fit the feather board slot without modifying something. I have a Rip Fence Featherboard (555783) that includes two of these Tee Bolts and I tried that once, the studs did not fit the slots in the featherboard. The smaller holes in a Tee Nut are 1/4 and should work fine with a stud or bolt.

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Re: Sliding Tee Nuts / Studs

#266174 by jsburger » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:59 pm

The last two posts are SPAM. These spamers are getting cute posting about something on topic to the forum and then including their SPAM link in the post. Relevant content is not acceptable if it contains SPAM links. The message should be deleted and the OP should be removed. My guess is the two previous posters are the same person.

The same thing happened on the "Where to buy wood" thread. The OP made a bogus post with a link to a non on topic web site. The moderator deleted the link but left the post since it was "on topic". Well guess what, the OP edited his original post and re-added the bogus link. The thread should be deleted and the poster deleted also.

Just my opinion of course.

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Re: Sliding Tee Nuts / Studs

#266285 by JPG » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:36 pm

And then what happened? :)

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Re: Sliding Tee Nuts / Studs

#266287 by jsburger » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:52 pm

JPG wrote:And then what happened? :)


The original post was deleted. :) ;)

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Re: Sliding Tee Nuts / Studs

#266300 by RFGuy » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:09 pm

jsburger wrote:The last two posts are SPAM. These spamers are getting cute posting about something on topic to the forum and then including their SPAM link in the post. Relevant content is not acceptable if it contains SPAM links. The message should be deleted and the OP should be removed. My guess is the two previous posters are the same person.

The same thing happened on the "Where to buy wood" thread. The OP made a bogus post with a link to a non on topic web site. The moderator deleted the link but left the post since it was "on topic". Well guess what, the OP edited his original post and re-added the bogus link. The thread should be deleted and the poster deleted also.

Just my opinion of course.

Cute or lazy? Can't believe they started plagiarizing older posts from the forum. Of course, maybe you guys have seen all of this before, but it is new to me...

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