This one's probably "common knowledge" but wasn't for me. Perhaps it
will help someone else?
TIP # 2040A:
One of the "fun" parts of using a "bolt and barrel nut" is getting the
nut in position to screw the bolt into it. Once you drop it in the hole
tricky to move and get aligned with the bolt threads. THAT's where one
little ciruclar EARTH MAGNETS comes in handy - again. Epoxy one on the
of a dowel that'll fit in the barrel nut hole. Drop the barrel nut in
the hole, slip
in the dowel with the magnet and you can control the barrel nut nicely.
diagram posted to alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking for those who get it
better if they see a picture.
"Real Workbench" progressing again after a few months of
Finally am well into building the top.