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What is this adjustable/foldable rack for?

I inherited this whimsical object along with several other woodworking tools. The item resembles a stepladder, albeit a very small one (about 50cm). A hinge is connecting the two main sides - one ...
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What is this vise or holder?

This turned up in cleaning up the shop. There's a base bar with three attachments. First a round bolt of adjustable angle, the pivot has angle markings "88, 68, 59, 49, CSK". The other two ...
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What is this part?

I'm willing to give a $200 reward on this, if it's not against StackExchange policy. I know this is Woodworking but I'm hoping leads me in the right direction with folks who like creating/working with ...
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Hunting for mystery wardrobe fixings/bolts

I am looking for the bolt fixings for a large (mahogany/walnut?) wardrobe whose fixings were lost in delivery. However I am mystified as to what mechanism was used - looking for guidance on what clues ...
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Any ratios conventions on how Bolts are partially threaded vs shank left as is? Naming/ numbering/ notations to recognize offline/ find them online?

Any ratios conventions on how Bolts are partially threaded vs shank left as is? Naming/ numbering/ notations to recognize offline/ find them online? E.g. Looking to see if there commonly exists M6 - ...
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How To fasten rubberwood desktop to electric motorized steel base, in easy detach/ knock-down way using Fasteners? e.g. Wood inserts?

How To fasten rubberwood desktop to electric motorized steel base, in easy detach/ knock-down way using Fasteners? e.g. Wood inserts? I'm designing & putting together a workstation desk with the ...
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Unknown hinge type on ottoman chest

I've got an old ottoman chest with a broken hinge. I'd like to replace it but don't know the name of the hinge type and my Google skills have failed me. The key part is the loop of metal that stops ...
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What is this part shown in this video?

I'm watching a YouTube video about making an armchair, and at the 01:27 mark they show this metal bits that looks like short hollow nails with tiny throwingstars for a head. They're hammered into the ...
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What is this item he is holding in this video?

I was watching a YouTube video about DIY sofa upholstery. At 17:34 the guy pulls out some sort of long metal plate with screw-like protrusions on one side. I would like to be able to order (or make) ...
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What are the metal inserts which accept adjustable screws called?

I was watching a woodworking YouTube video which showed a metal insert being permanently hammered into a pre-drilled hole at the bottom of a table leg. A large machine screw with a padded head was ...
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What is the name of this kind of joint?

I know this is a woodworking Q&A, but since googling to the best of my keywording skills didn't work, I'm trying my luck here. I'm trying to build a home office desk for myself, with a metal ...
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Are these brass "cross caps" (used on type cases) still made?

I am thinking of making some wooden cases for various tools, parts and so on. In some ways they are baby cousins of (and inspired by) printers' type cases. Some type cases have brass "caps" on the ...
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What type of hardware is this

... that allows the steps to collapse and the support brace to pivot inwards so that the unit can lay flat? Some sort of bolt?
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What's the name this window type?

Could anybody tell me the name of a window type that opens its sashes vertically in the same track, inline, with counter balanced system, where one sash goes up at the same time as the other goes down?...
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Looking for non-threaded inserts

I am designing a chair that has an adjustable length. I want to have 1/4" steel pins that go through a hole in a bracket, through a 2x4, and come out to go through a hole in the other side of the ...
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Threaded vial or similar container?

I've turned a "magic wand" as a Christmas gift for my niece. If you're familiar with the Harry Potter stories you probably know that wands usually contain something inside of them (i.e. Unicorn hairs,...
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Installing fancy distressed wall hanger knobs

So the other day, I found a wonderful set of large knob-shaped wall hangers from Sheffield home at T.J Maxx, so I bought them all. But when I got home, I realized that there was no hardware included ...
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What is this type of screw from a piece of flat-pack furniture called?

Does anyone know what this type of screw is called in the UK? I ask because I have some flat pack furniture that has been sitting in the attic for ages, and now I try to assemble it I find some of ...
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