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Source for hollow bolts?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by signbrad, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. signbrad

    signbrad Member

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    Has anybody seen these in the US?

    Stainless hollow screws.

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  2. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    what are you using them for?
     
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  4. signbrad

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    Cheap hanger for wire cable. To hang a cable from, say, the flange of a beam. If I use a cap nut or acorn nut with a hole drilled in it on the bottom side, it could have a finished look, too.

    Maybe not worth the trouble. We use kits, now: A cable with fittings at both ends.
     
  5. imprezwrapz

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    I've seen those at Ace Hardware.
     
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    Check eBay. What do you use these for? I couldn't follow what you were explaining but am curious.
     
  8. signbrad

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    I thought of using these as one way to mount hanging signs with thin cable (wire rope), using the hollow bolt as an anchor at the top end of the cable. I may use the drill press to make a couple of prototypes. I can post a picture. Of course, it may not be practical.
     
  9. OhioSigns

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    Not sure about stainless but titanium ones are used on sprint cars in the racing world if you can find a racing dealer near you that deals with sprint car stuff.
     
  10. JBurton

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    What are they used for there? It would definitely help if we can determine what these are actually called.
     
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  12. OhioSigns

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    Usually they are sold as kits. They are usually called gun drilled bolts.
     
  13. OhioSigns

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    I've seen racers chuck them up in lathes and run a drill through them if you can't find any. I'm not completely sure that titanium ones are available as gun drilled, I know I've seen them with just the head scalloped out to save a bit of weight. Like the ones JBurton posted the steel ones are available as hallow bolts though.
     
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