Using Barrel Nuts In MDF Jig
I'm making the tenoning jig as featured in the Woodsmith shop built jigs and fixtures book. A friend on the forum made his from 18mm MDF. I asked on the forum about making it from MDF of Baltic Birch ply, as most of you may know, in the UK Baltic Birch is really expensive. I asked on the forum and read various opinions on the net regards using MDF, some for, some against.
I went back to my friend who says, " Works fine. You don't need Baltic Birch ply. MDF will do. The only thing is that you can't screw into the end grain. I use barrel nuts instead.
Just spent half an hour trying to find a decent picture of them. They are cylindrical with a tapped hole half way along the length. They connect with a csk head bolt. They make very strong connections with MDF."
To save my mate spending any more of his valuble time looking for pictures. Does anyone have a link to what these look like and also where i can get them in the UK?
Thanks a lot.