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Old 03-01-2010, 02:34 PM   #121
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I soaked the vials in oxiclean to remove the labels (save them, you can turn them in for goodies). Then I used zippo lighter fluid on a cottonball to remove the glue.

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Old 03-13-2010, 12:23 AM   #122
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so here are mine. a mix of ideas from this thread. table legs and plinth block from lowe's. threaded insert in the block piece to fit the bolt that was on the table leg already. this way they don't look so phallic. I laminated some labels and stuck them on w/ tape for now. I can use a dot of putty or tape to hold them on.

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Old 05-18-2010, 12:15 AM   #123
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Loving seeing these awesome ideas - definitely giving me some inspiration to go beyond the plain black handles on mine (when it's finally finished..)

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Old 11-19-2010, 10:40 PM   #124
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can you get these inserts at Home depot? if so what size do you need

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Old 11-23-2010, 07:42 PM   #125
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can you get these inserts at Home depot? if so what size do you need
Yes you can. 5/16ths?

I have had a terrible time trying to get them into the wood straight though. I have tried everything! My handles are too big for all the drill presses I have access too and I can't drill straight apparently.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:19 PM   #126
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No, they're 3/8-16 coarse thread. Yes, it is almost impossible to drive them in straight, which is why I always insert them before turning them.

If you're not turning your own, you're going to have to live with a slightly skewed handle or be very lucky

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Old 11-23-2010, 09:26 PM   #127
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No, they're 3/8-16 coarse thread. Yes, it is almost impossible to drive them in straight, which is why I always insert them before turning them.

If you're not turning your own, you're going to have to live with a slightly skewed handle or be very lucky

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Yeah that's the right size. Sorry for the confusion.

I am ok with a little skew but the handles I drilled out the other night are laughable! Going to try again tonight!
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:38 PM   #128
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The problem is, even if you drill a perfect hole, the insert seldom drives in straight.

It'll go in straighter if you thread the insert onto a bolt first and you use a ratchet to drive it in, instead of the screwdriver.

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Old 11-24-2010, 01:58 AM   #129
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Does Lowes or Home depot carry a beer threaded beer tap insert? $6-$10 bucks each shipped is crazy.

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Old 11-24-2010, 02:14 AM   #130
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yes get the 3/8-16 wood insert

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