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Best way to screw into UHMW
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PostSubject: Re: Best way to screw into UHMW   Sun May 08, 2011 12:23 pm

i generally use a combination of wood screws and machine screws. i use the wood screws to hold major framing sections together and machine screws for stuff like the top and bottom plates
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PostSubject: Re: Best way to screw into UHMW   Sun May 08, 2011 2:04 pm

what if the top and bottom plates WERE the major framing pieces?
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PostSubject: Re: Best way to screw into UHMW   Sun May 08, 2011 2:19 pm

sounds good.
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PostSubject: Re: Best way to screw into UHMW   Sun May 08, 2011 3:09 pm

captive nuts? or nut strips of some sort, might help solve wear problems and povide more of a bearing surface?

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PostSubject: Re: Best way to screw into UHMW   Sun May 08, 2011 4:00 pm

Those seem really nice. I'm gonna have have to get some of those.
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PostSubject: Re: Best way to screw into UHMW   Sun May 08, 2011 4:02 pm

there is also these http://www.mcmaster.com/#tee-nuts/=c7w2oi

i used them to attach the tooth breaker bar on the bot i made for Brandon Nicholes
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