Nuts for layered fabrication

The Mr. Drew pen holder/gondola uses some circle-nuts with 1/4-20 threaded rod. That works very well since you can disassemble and reconfigure the stacks of parts.

On the down side, if you ever try and hold an acrylic nut in your hand and thread it you will see how much force it takes. I threaded about 30 of them and my hands were pretty tired.

So I decided to go with oval nuts and see how that works out.

I made a jig for threading them. I’ll report back on how good this works. I should be assembling a few gondolas over the next few days (and other parts using this fastening technique).

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