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sa   BOLT & NUT
sa   HINGE
sa   LATCH
sa   LOCK
sa   NAIL
sa   O-RING
sa   RIVET
sa   SCREW
sa   TAPE
sa   WIRE

Guidelines for hanging almost anything. Summary of hooks, nails and other devices.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1979 (v.57#3) pg. 176

Tips on tools and hardware to use for hanging things on concrete or masonry.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1989 (v.67#5) pg. M10 (170+)

Shop-built knockdown connector to temporarily assemble 2x4s together.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 2002 (v.25#6) pg. 14

Tip on preventing a circlip from coming loose.
DIRT RIDER #93 Aug 1990 pg. 24

Tips on wall fasteners. When and how to install them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #88 Oct 1965 (v.15#5) pg. 53

Complete guide to wall fasteners. Includes those used for hollow walls, masonry walls, and all-purpose fasteners.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #96 Feb 1967 (v.17#1) pg. 46

How to use building fasteners.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #206 Feb 1980 (v.30#2) pg. 104

How to take things apart. Tips on working with fasteners, nails, plumbing, appliances, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #222 Oct 1981 (v.31#8) pg. 68

A bargain hunter's guide to do-it-yourself discounts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #248 Apr 1984 (v.34#4) pg. 109

Using metal fasteners as the easiest, strongest way to connect lumber.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 82

Fastening things to walls. A guide to various types of wall fastener hardware.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #258 Apr 1985 (v.35#4) pg. 83

Tools and techniques for removing or loosing stubborn fasteners.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #260 Jul-Aug 1985 (v.35#6) pg. 70

The best way to mount anything on any wall. Wall fasteners for masonry walls and hollow walls are viewed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #288 Apr 1988 (v.38#4) pg. 22

How to attach wood to concrete. Looks at nails, predrilled fasteners, expansion fasteners, power fasteners, and glue.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #297 Apr 1989 (v.39#4) pg. 53

The best concrete fastener for the job. What is available for light, medium and heavy-duty applications and tips on their installation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #354 Jan 1995 (v.45#1) pg. 49

How to anchor things to concrete block or brick. Advice on choosing a fastener.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #375 Feb 1997 (v.47#2) pg. 26

A guide to selecting the best outdoor fasteners.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #376 Mar 1997 (v.47#3) pg. 82

Tip: Use split-ring fasteners or angle iron to hold two pieces of wood together. Make them yourself.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 30

Tip: Black hardware (hinges, latches, bolts, etc.) are easily achieved using gun blueing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 14

Concrete and masonry fasteners. A survey of anchors reveals some surprising alternatives to lead and plastic.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 52

Homemade hardware. Turning scrap metal into hinges, hooks and grilles. Emphasis is on working with brass and copper.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 66

Tip on removing the plating from hardware and darkening the metal using a propane torch in order to better simulate antique fasteners.
FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 8

A guide to hardware for joining railroad ties and landscape timbers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1988 (v.32#5) pg. 60

How to fasten things to masonry.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 85

How to use wall anchors to mount hooks, racks and rods.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1983 (v.8#6) pg. 36

Chart illustrates various types of nails, screws, and special fasteners.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #1 Spring 1976 (v.1#1) pg. 130

A guide to wall anchors. Covers expander and gripper types.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 96

A simple wall hanger for masonry walls. Top hooks over the top of the wall and into the hollow core of a block.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1980 (v.5#5) pg. 117

Photos and representative prices of steel fasteners designed to join construction timbers together in various configurations.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #647 Apr 1982 (v.78) pg. 102

Workshop guide to fasteners. Chart illustrated commonly used screws, nuts, bolts, fasteners and describes their application.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #71 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 98

Chart of 12 styles of blind fastening anchors.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1982 (v.3#1) pg. 14

Tips on selecting the right fastener for the job and then installing it correctly.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1986 (v.7#6) pg. 88

Fabricate custom-made joist hangers from angle-iron or old bed rail.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1990 (v.18#5) pg. 23

Historical hardware. Where to find it, knowing what you're looking at and basics to get you started. A guide to sources, fabrication techniques and a list of specialty suppliers.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1998 (v.26#6) pg. 48

Directory of wall fasteners including size, load capacity, installation, uses, advantages and disadvantages.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1966 (v.125#2) pg. 157

Decorative wall bracket holds a small lamp or plant on the end of a chain. Bent from flat iron stock.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1968 (v.129#6) pg. 127

How to make protective metal corners for boxes from sheet metal.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1977 (v.147#3) pg. 138

How to hang anything on any wall. A look at several types of fasteners (toggles, nails, anchors, clips, etc.) designed to fasten things to walls.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1980 (v.153#4) pg. 164

How to pick the right fastener for the job. Tips on the many varieties of not-so-common nails as well as a host of other fasteners.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1982 (v.158#4) pg. 35

Anchoring to masonry. Part 1. Boring holes, screw-anchors, and anchor/fastener combinations.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1986 (v.163#5) pg. 86

Anchoring to masonry. Part 2. Nails, drive pins, screws and toggle bolts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1986 (v.163#6) pg. 62

Specialty fasteners. Mechanical marvels that work where nails and screws fail. An overview of 28 styles of anchors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1995 (v.172#7) pg. 67

Fasteners designed to fasten things to concrete. Both nail and screw types illustrated.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1968 (v.193#3) pg. 178

Thirty-three locking type fasteners that won't let go. Their uses and sources.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1971 (v.198#2) pg. 76

A review of carpentry connectors, those metal plates designed to simplify the job of fastening wood to wood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1976 (v.208#3) pg. 44

Wall fasteners you glue in place. Stick-klips are available in a variety of styles for attaching many things to concrete or wallboard.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1976 (v.208#6) pg. 44

A look at what's available in braces, splices, clips and anchors to add strength to almost anything you build.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1979 (v.215#5) pg. 82

Twenty knockdown fasteners that form sturdy joints, but can be easily taken apart.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1986 (v.228#4) pg. 116
Correction POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1986 (v.228#6) pg. 6

Clever carpentry connectors. Metal connectors may look puzzling, but they uncomplicate carpentry and boost joint strength.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1987 (v.230#5) pg. 63

Homemade tool for starting a roll pin in a tight place.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1988 (v.233#4) pg. 119

How to care for historic hardware. Includes list of sources for replacement hardware.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.1#1) pg. 60

Review of wall fasteners designed to attach things to walls.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Mar 1966 (v.37#3) pg. 43

A guide to metal connectors that give strength in framing that goes beyond what nailing can do.
SUNSET May 1981 (v.166#5) pg. 138

Recreational vehicle table bracket serves to hold work surface extension, wall-mounted parts box, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #99 Oct 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 22

Tip: Use key-hole shaped brackets designed for knock-down furniture to mount wall-hung cabinets.
WOODSMITH #18 Nov 1981 pg. 23

Tip: Use butt hinges with removable pins as knockdown connectors.
WOODWORKER Aug 1989 (v.93#8) pg. 741

Tip: Suspend heavy wall-hung cabinets using bed rail fasteners.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1984 (v.8#5) pg. 56

Make sturdy cabinet hangers from aluminum strips.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1988 (v.12#5) pg. 54

Using masonry fasteners.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1965 (v.21#6) pg. 30

How to make your own simple brass hardware. Patterns for a drawer plate, key plate and hinges included.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1978 (v.34#5) pg. 68

A look at what's available in framing fasteners for the do-it-yourself builder.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1978 (v.34#5) pg. 74

A look at fasteners other than screws or nails that are available for furniture and other types of home repair.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1978 (v.34#6) pg. 100

A catalog of catalogs. A list of sources of catalogs which describe tools and supplies of interest to the do-it-yourselfer.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1981 (v.37#1) pg. 108

Woodworking fasteners: A boat builder's view. Shipwright gives advice on selecting specialty fasteners which can solve problems in a variety of wooden projects besides boats.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1987 (v.43#4) pg. 72