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Tips on selecting the correct fractional size drill bit for use with a number size machine screw.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1988 [Feb 1988] (v.19#1) pg. 41

Tip: How to add a wire to a toggle so it can be retrieved when you remove the bolt.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1981 (v.59#1) pg. 118

Know your nuts and bolts. A quick look at hanger bolt, machine screw, hex bolt, lag bolt, connector bolt and carriage bolt. How to know which is the right one for the job.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1997 (v.20#4) pg. 10

How to make homemade nuts and bolts.
COUNTRYSIDE Jan 1982 (v.66#1) pg. 40

Tips on how to remove a damaged or frozen bolt, nut or screw.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #154 Jun 1974 (v.24#5) pg. 50

Tip: How to remove a molly bolt.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #206 Feb 1980 (v.30#2) pg. 108

Tip on removing damaged bolts. Technique requires welding a nut onto the damaged or broken bolt.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #246 Feb 1984 (v.34#2) pg. 84

Tip: Drill off the stop flange when removing a molly bolt from a wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #291 Sep 1988 (v.38#7) pg. 112

Tip on cutting bolts or other threaded parts with a hacksaw so that you end up with a usable fastener with good threads.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #294 Jan 1989 (v.39#1) pg. 88

Trick for cutting bolts or other threaded parts so you end up with a usable fastener with good threads.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 37

Tip on how to tighten a bolt when the head is inaccessible
FAMILY HANDYMAN #321 Sep 1991 (v.41#8) pg. 108

Tip recommends using Teflon plumber's tape to tighten loose threads.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #342 Oct 1993 (v.43#9) pg. 44

Use this "driver" to screw in hanger bolts easily. Hanger bolts have screw threads on one end and threaded rod on the other.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #10 Aug-Sep 1982 pg. 14

Tip on using nails as "shims" to prevent a carriage bolt head from turning.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 24

Homemade barrel-nut adaptation uses short sections of 1/2" iron pipe and 3/8" bolts.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 16

Make your own nylon-insert lock screws (bolts).
FINE WOODWORKING #52 May-Jun 1985 pg. 12

Slotted dowel plug holds and conceals an embedded square nut and prevents the nut's corners from cutting into a bed rail.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 8

Simplified captured-nut consists of a tapped piece of flat steel.
FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 8

Technique for converting almost any nut into a locking nut.
HOME MECHANIX #730 Feb 1989 (v.85) pg. 21

Tip: How to make spring-loaded toggle bolts reusable.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1984 (v.9#9) pg. 20

Tip: Use a spring-type wooden clothes pin to protect the threads of a bolt when clamping in a vise.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1988 (v.13#1) pg. 80

A guide to standard fasteners. (1) Threaded fasteners (cap & machine screws). (2) Crimp-on electrical terminals and connectors.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1983 (v.8#2) pg. 87

Tip: Milk of magnesia keeps nuts and bolts from seizing up in high temperature environments.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Apr 1981 (v.70#4) pg. 53

Shopsheet. Illustrated chart of bolt-head markings used in aircraft applications.
KITPLANES Dec 1996 (v.13#12) pg. 6

Shopsheet. Bolt nomenclature. Chart of approximate grip length for AN3 through AN8 bolts with dash numbers 3 through 30.
KITPLANES Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 7

Shopsheet. Illustrated chart giving the AN number for five nut styles, three washer styles, and one cotter pin designed to fit AN3, AN4, and AN6 bolts.
KITPLANES Apr 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 67

Fascinating fasteners. An introduction to aircraft nuts and bolts. Includes an indentification chart of the most common ones.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1994 (v.16#5) pg. 10

Loosening a frozen or rusted nut.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #423 Aug 1963 (v.59) pg. 108

Guide to nuts and bolts.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #510 Nov 1970 (v.66) pg. 106

Description of the various types of automotive fasteners (nuts and bolts) used on todays cars. Looks at head styles, slot styles, torque-holding ability, strength, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #629 Oct 1980 (v.76) pg. 92

Salvaging crossed or stripped threads on bolts and nuts.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #660 May 1983 (v.79) pg. 106

Tip on storing bolts during disassembly so that they get back in the right location.
MOTORCYCLIST #1116 Apr 1990 pg. 126

Nuts and bolts. 20 questions cover the basics of selecting, installing and removing threaded fasteners likely to be found on motorcycles.
MOTORCYCLIST #1119 Jul 1990 pg. 37

Tip on using weatherstrip adhesive to hold crucial bolt heads to their surroundings (instead of safety wire).
MOTORCYCLIST #1121 Sep 1990 pg. 96

Make a wooden nut and bolt with just a whittling knife.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 15

Tip on using nail polish to "lock" screws, adjustable components, etc. on electronic projects.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1990 (v.7#9) pg. 23

Making bolts or converting standard bolts to other head styles, such as hex-to-round, round-to-knurled, flat-to-slotted.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1972 (v.137#3) pg. 134

Make your own "acorn" nuts by gluing the top of nickel-plated upholstery nails to regular nuts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1976 (v.145#6) pg. 40

A look at several clever fasteners for holding up everything. Includes expansion bolts, toggle bolts and anchors for bolts and screws.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1976 (v.146#3) pg. 120

Bolt threads coated with shellac prevent nuts from "freezing up" (rusting).
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1977 (v.148#2) pg. 111

How to crack impossible nuts. Tips for loosening frozen nuts and bolts like those often found on automobiles.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1977 (v.148#4) pg. 116

How to remove zinc or cadmium plating from nuts and bolts to make them safe for welding.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1982 (v.158#2) pg. 48

Tip: How to drill off the rusted head of a bolt using a rotary file and drill bits.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1982 (v.158#2) pg. 49

Tip: Use valve grinding compound and a nut to restore rusted or damaged machine-screw threads.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1988 (v.165#6) pg. 57

Removing broken bolts, studs and screws.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1977 (v.210#5) pg. 142

How to install locknuts, lock washers, and safety wires to prevent a nut from coming off a bolt when subjected to vibration.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1982 (v.220#5) pg. 149
Correction POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1982 (v.221#2) pg. 6

Matching the bolt to the job. A guide to all types of nuts and bolts and the best way to use them.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1984 (v.224#2) pg. 103

Tip: Drill a hole in a nut before you try to split it with a cold chisel.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1985 (v.226#1) pg. 95

Tip on removing a broken off bolt or stud by welding a large nut or steel bar to the end of the broken fastener.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1986 (v.228#6) pg. 100

Keep nuts tight. A variety of mechanical and chemical methods viewed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1987 (v.231#5) pg. 138

Tip on protecting the bolt threads when installing a hanger bolt.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #61 Jul 1991 (v.11#1) pg. 8

Tip on cutting machine screws using a hacksaw without damaging the threads.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #76 Jan 1994 (v.13#4) pg. 8

Fastener gauge. Handy tool for quickly identifying American fasteners (machine screws, nuts and washers) from #6-1/2", coarse thread UNC #32-#13, and fine thread UNF #40-#20.
PROJECTS IN METAL Oct 1990 (v.3#5) pg. 8

Tip on gripping threaded rod in a vise for cutting to length without damaging the threads.
SHOPNOTES #44 Mar 1999 (v.8) pg. 5

Tip on improving a pipe plug by fitting a hex nut over the square end.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #164 Mar 1990 (v.14#8) pg. 31

Tip on protecting exposed threads on bolts so that they won't corrode or cause injury.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #176 Mar 1991 (v.15#8) pg. 18

Tip on cutting a slot in the side of a hex nut to substitute for a lock washer.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #189 Apr 1992 (v.16#9) pg. 28

The nitty-gritty of nuts and bolts.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #203 Jun 1993 (v.17#11) pg. 18

Differential screw is made by coupling two different threads on the same shaft. This arrangement will simulate the action of a much finer thread.
SKY & TELESCOPE May 1988 (v.75#5) pg. 548

How to calculate the drill size (diameter) for numbered machine screws and the drill size for a clearance hole.
SPEAKER BUILDER 3/1988 [May 1988] (v.9#3) pg. 48

National Aerospace Standards (NAS) fasteners. How to identify NAS bolts and screws which are replacing the older AN Standard items in aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1983 (v.32#1) pg. 56

Chart of maximum loads for AN fasteners.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1983 (v.32#7) pg. 41

Tip on keeping threads "open" after you cut off a bolt.
WOOD MAGAZINE #25 Oct 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 19

Tip: Use a cap screw to install hanger bolts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #33 Feb 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 25
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #35 Jun 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 9

Modify a carriage bolt head to improve the grip and allow the head to be recessed into the wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 18

What woodworkers need to know about nuts and bolts (hexhead bolt, carriage bolt, and machine screw).
WOOD MAGAZINE #69 Apr 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 64

Tip: Use a spring-type clothes pin to protect the threads of a bolt when clamping in a vise.
WOODSMITH #49 Feb 1987 pg. 3

Tip on installing and using hanger bolts to secure a table leg to an apron.
WOODSMITH #64 Aug 1989 pg. 11

Tip on modifying a carriage bolt so that it no longer turns in a too-large hole.
WOODSMITH #102 Dec 1995 (v.17) pg. 5

Improved socket screw. Modify machine screws to act as an efficient clearing device for the threads. Ideal for attaching fences and attachments to woodworking machines where threads become clogged with sawdust.
WOODWORKER #1085 Apr 1984 (v.88) pg. 250

How to cut wood threads. Includes plans for nutcracker cup, all wood clamps and a set of oversize nuts and bolts.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1970 (v.26#3) pg. 26

How to make wooden nuts and bolts using ordinary tools.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1976 (v.32#2) pg. 99

Tip: How to weld a nut to water pipe when using water pipe to make tool stands, jigs or collars. The welded nut will allow setscrews to be used for adjusting and clamping.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1981 (v.37#4) pg. 77

Make a lock nut for wood. How to create "spurs" on a nut which will sink in and grip the wood when a bolt is tightened.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1984 (v.40#2) pg. 26

How to clamp a threaded fastener in a vise without damaging the threads.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1988 (v.44#1) pg. 70