You may be right but to dismiss it without first hand knowledge is a bit
harsh. New does not mean better but I can see where a hidden fastener
may be a nice touch in some places. I'll keep an open mind until I see it.
Well, I don't know I'm dismissing it. "Why" is an honest question.
I don't see a reason to use it, but I'm open to being convinced
there is one for that purpose (altho, in fairness to me, no-one
has yet suggested one).
I'd not use it for knock down furniture.In that case, no tool use would
be a plus. As for the bannister, if I was building a high end house I'd
use it. Details like that make a high end house just that.
On Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:49:27 AM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
I built a knockdown platform bed for my daughter. She wanted a full size bed,
tall enough to fit storage bins underneath. The frame knocks down to 5 pieces
which easily fit in the back of her car. The platform was cut in half.
I spent less than $20 for a HF cordless drill and gave her one of my quick
clamps. Besides the initial assembly when she first took it back to school,
she's moved the bed twice since I built it.
Well if you need it to be knock down in those cases obviously this is
not the fastener to use. It seems inconcievable to you that there might
be a use for knock-down furniture other than sending a kid off to
I think J. Clarke is stuck on the same point I am here. The
video referenced way up thread shows a bannister made with
these fancy fastners. And the question is why? It's been
suggested (maybe not by you) that the advantage of these things
is that they're removable. So that raises the question, why
you would want to remove a bannister?
And if you don't want to remove the bannister, we're back to
why use those fastners in the first place?
I don't wish to prolong the agony but...
Have you ever attempted to remove/separate a PROPERLY glued and doweled
joint? If you have, then you might understand where this device -
admittedly of limited, specialized application might be worth a shot.
A product like this, outside the box, is best suited for applications
which are also "outside the box."
Simply for ease to remove for the refreshing the finish of the banister
out side of the house. Certainly in a high end home the smell of the
stripping products, paint, varnish, stain, what ever would be
had customers where money is no object and they will pay anything to
avoid any disruption in tranquility. If you are going to do $200K+ reno
in a million dollar+ home they just might not want to smell the paint
dry. This explains the low emission paints available for a premium
Yep! As was brought up in another part of the interweps where you and
I both converse, I'm finding that I don't ever want to be the lowest
Too many clients who hire the lowest bidder for price alone are never
satisfied and want to leave the game feeling like they stuck it to you.
Plus, when you bid a job too low it's way too tempting cut corners or
quality to try to get out with more profit.
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