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codswallop | 17:28 Mon 07th Jan 2019 | Technology
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I'm in the process of making a woodworking jig It requires a couple of screws retained by washers and nuts.But the areas of the nuts are so tight for space in thickness. Is there anyway of retaining a screw other than with a nut? Thanks.

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Pay him a better wage - sorry couldnt resist.
Could you recess (slightly) either the screw head or the nut in the jig?
That would give you, in effect, a slightly longer screw.
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I'm looking for a shorter screw BB ,but then I wouldn't be able to attach a nut.As for a wing nut that would take up more space that I haven't got. I was thinking along the lines of a tight circlip,but I'm not too sure whether it would stay on.Thank you all.
Man with mental problems bursts into a launderette and rapes two women then flees. Headlines next day say "Nut Screws Washers and Bolts!"
there are some very clever fixings out there but I'm struggling to understand your situation, can you offer some sort of diagram/picture or a more detailed explanation?
It sounds like the tee nut mentioned by TheChair would solve the problem. These are fitted into the wood and the bolt screws into it,so a nut isn't required.
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Thanks for all your good replies,I have resolved it now My fixings were 2 x 1/4 BSW c/sunk screws with nuts,all I did was insert. the c/sink screw upside down into the small space and then used the nuts on the top.Sounds a bit complicated ,but L know what I mean....I hope!!! Thanks again.
Nice bit of lateral thinking, cods :-)
Yes I understand, as my father would say " there's more than one way of skinning a cat" but he was only just a dog lover

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