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While building my cnc mill, domo, I found myself annoyed at the crazy go nuts shipping cost of 8020s fasteners.  Seven dollars is a bit absurd for a part that weights virtually nothing.  Being miserly and impatient I found a few other simple ways to join gussets to 8020 rails.



Step 1: 1/4 20 - socket cap bolt and diy plate

There's not much to say about this little diy plate except that you can make it in minutes.

Parts:

Hot Rolled 1/2 steel - You can can get this at any bigbox or order it here (.59c for 12")
Socket cap bolts - the ones shown here are from 8020 as they were left over, however you can use any 1/4-20 socket cap screws with a washer if required.  These are 1/2", yet 5/8" lengths should work.

You only need to drill and tap two holes on 1.5" on center or what ever distance fits your application.
<p>I'm starting my first 8020 project (simple tablesaw fence) and the tips are much appreciated. </p>
Thanks for sharing this. It really helps. I've been thinking I should probably get some <a href="http://www.componentforce.com/category/14/square-caps" rel="nofollow">square caps</a> for the projects I'm working on. How long did it take you to do this?
Thanks for sharing this. It really helps. I've been thinking I should probably get some <a href="http://www.componentforce.com/category/14/square-caps" rel="nofollow">square caps</a> for the projects I'm working on. How long did it take you to do this?
I really need to pick up some <a href="http://www.componentforce.com/category/14/square-caps" rel="nofollow">square caps</a>. I have been thinking about getting some for a while, but now I think that they will be perfect for my project. Thank you so much for this great instructable.
I really need to pick up some <a href="http://www.componentforce.com/category/14/square-caps" rel="nofollow">square caps</a>. I have been thinking about getting some for a while, but now I think that they will be perfect for my project. Thank you so much for this great instructable.

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