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I've various lengths of these, which I find very useful. I'm beginning to see wider uses for them, linking them together. Some lock jigs use the same basic system but with just very short lengths.

I'm trying to find a source of the joining plates. I've seen them in China, but I don't want a 20ft box full. I've sourced suitable screws and the T-Nuts aren't a problem, but finding suitable material of the right thickness, etc., to make some of the plates up is proving difficult.

I've an idea that one of the US woodworking suppliers offers them as a separate item but I can't find who. Does anyone happen to know? They are just the 'U' shaped plates.

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That kind of looks like some kind of re-enforcement or support bracket. Could an L bracket be strong enough to do the job?

Doesn't look like it would be that hard to make.
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It looks like Peachtree has what you need.
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I've various lengths of these, which I find very useful. I'm beginning to see wider uses for them, linking them together. Some lock jigs use the same basic system but with just very short lengths.

I'm trying to find a source of the joining plates. I've seen them in China, but I don't want a 20ft box full. I've sourced suitable screws and the T-Nuts aren't a problem, but finding suitable material of the right thickness, etc., to make some of the plates up is proving difficult.

I've an idea that one of the US woodworking suppliers offers them as a separate item but I can't find who. Does anyone happen to know? They are just the 'U' shaped plates.

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Trend seems to have something a lot like what you're after.


http://www.trend-uk.com/en/US/produc...ting_kit_.html
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Thanks Gene. That's a pretty comprehensive range of accessories although, while they sell the T-Nuts, they don't seem to offer the plates separately.

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That kind of looks like some kind of re-enforcement or support bracket. Could an L bracket be strong enough to do the job?

Doesn't look like it would be that hard to make.
Hi Danny

That was my first thought and I picked up some 'L' shaped plates to try. The problem was that the arms were a bit too wide, and being pre drilled, if I took off some material, the size of the holes brought them close to the edges and seriously weakened them. The material was also a little thin. If my metal working shop was up and running, I'd certainly make them.

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http://www.trend-uk.com/en/US/produc...ting_kit_.html
Hi Gav

Yeah, those are the beasties ! The price, though, for a handful of stampings, made me blanche ! Those are exactly what I was after.

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Well, I picked up a suitable piece of mild steel locally that should be sufficient for four plates for Kns20 (around 3 Bucks 80).

All I need to do now is drill and hacksaw them out. :-) I've plenty of T-nuts from other accessories like stops and I've already got suitable Csk head screws.

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