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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-05-2016, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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I frequently have to hang heavy irregular shapes flush to the wall. I've tried every kind of hanger I can find but have settled on keyholes. Because I make things out of natural branches and logs, I often have to make a custom template to route the keyholes. I've also tried Rockler's keyhole template. I'm wasting far too much time on this because I know the solution, I just can't find them in the USA. They're common in the U.K. but very expensive.

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Their advantage is that it only requires a single flat bottomed forstner hole. Can anyone direct me to an American source for these?
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How about this one from Rockler

Keyhole Fittings-Select either single or double | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

Or do a Google search for "keyhole hanger insert. There are quite a few.

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How about this?

https://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Woods-...SIN=B00XCZJLNM

- looks like it fits in a 30mm dia hole.
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That looks like a really nifty way to install keyhole hangers. It's odd that it only seems to be available on UK sites. All the ones I found on US websites would require a more difficult installation.

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I think I would go for the Rockler type due to the exorbitant cost of the UK ones. Be cheaper to make a little jig that could be used over and over and paying $1.00 each,than buying a $11.00 bit and paying $5.00 each for the keyhole.

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hafele com/us/en/product/keyhole-fitting-bed-connector/27161306/?MasterSKU=00000000000016f100020023
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It is interesting that they aren't readily available in the USA. But you could make a router template to install the ones like Al provided links to get good prices for the items.

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Thanks, Charley, but I'm looking for the round, not oval ones. I want to be able to install them by drilling a single hole and not having to use a chisel.
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Thanks, Tom. That's exactly what I'm looking for but I can't justify $5 apiece for them.
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