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  • #16
    Actually I'm using "einschlagmuttern", no threaded inserts, you may translate it with "hammer in nuts". Looks like the following

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/Einschlagmutt...u9ZT_Roc_n_ymg

    the advantage for me lies in the fact, that the surface is flat, meaning its easier to get them watertight with a screw and an O-ring...
    The best surfer is the one with the biggest smile on his face...

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    • #17
      Threaded inserts and matching screws found cheap at most Fastenal Shops ... $5 for both
      Brass slotted Knife Thread (1/4'' - 20threads)
      https://www.fastenal.com/products/de...rm=wood+insert

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      • #18
        Originally posted by peter View Post
        Threaded inserts and matching screws found cheap at most Fastenal Shops ... $5 for both
        Brass slotted Knife Thread (1/4'' - 20threads)
        https://www.fastenal.com/products/de...rm=wood+insert
        Exactly! And to reiterate what Shain said, install with slot down for a good seal.
        Kook on a wood board.

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        • #19
          There's always different ways to make the same items. I made my own, but there not on the same level as skippingstones. Beautiful choice of wood.
          Attached Files

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          • #20
            Is the brownish circle around the wooden plug colored epoxy or another type of wood? Anyway it looks good! I usually set mine, as even as possible into the drilled hole, using some drops of thick epoxy 2K glue. this allows to position them as good as possible and then I fill up the gap with liquid epoxy using a syringe. For the vent it may be critical if the "positioning" glue spots do not seal 100%, then the liquid flows down..., but I only expected this to happen, but it never did...
            The best surfer is the one with the biggest smile on his face...

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            • #21
              It was a resign dye, it took only one drop to fill out the color. I didn't realize that it was off center till I started to sand it down. This was the first board and I usually think of a better way after the fact. How fast does the 2k set? The next one will have a lot of better processes used.

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              • #22
                It sets in 5 min. it an ordinary fast drying 2K epoxy glue, usually used to bond glas, porcelain, metal etc. The problem with the offcenter appeared to me too. Its caused by the forstner drill moving to the side while drilling. to be avoided with a drill press, but sometimes its not possible to place the almost ready board under it... But nobody who is not building boards by himself, usually realizes the mistakes. Spaces within glue lines, glue lines, some very little assymetrie etc. appear sometimes but nobody ever made a comment, usually you hear only phantastic, great etc...
                The best surfer is the one with the biggest smile on his face...

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                • #23
                  I make similar wood plugs with brass inserts, I make a snug fit and glue with wood glue. same as any other wood connection
                  Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

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                  • #24
                    I've found that there are two wall thickness's to the threaded inserts. The thin walled ones are easy to find and the thick walled ones, not so easy.....
                    Randy http://clearwoodpaddleboards.com/
                    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuW...E0CzWCHvzwiVJQ

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