• Laurie Swigart

FAKE BOLT HEADS

Buy Nylon bolts (McMaster-Carr pg 2999) and cut the threads off. It is $10 for a package of 100 bolts on average.

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Could you just hot-glue nuts of the appropriate size to the intended surface, then fill the threaded opening with joint compound or something similar.

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You can buy hex plastic rod and slice it up too, sizes you indicated are available and cost effective. If you were using really large "bolts", say to join "steel"(wood) I beams, you could shape your own wooden hex rod on the table saw.

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I took a piece of 1x1, ripped it to a hexagonal cross section, then cross cut pieces on the band saw. It took about a half hour and looked great on stage.

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