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I make solid curved wood furniture and frequently need something like a metal plate (1/8") with a (3/4" about) supporting pipe attached at 90 degrees. Welding is a little too cumbersome but I was wondering if you guys out there know about any connecting solutions similar to a concrete anchor setup?enter image description here

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You can just thread the inside of the pipe / tube and use an ordinary bolt.

Make sure the pipe / tube is thick enough not to fail after threading.

Based on a comment, a cheaper variation that is commonly used is to crimp a nut into the tube - as long as the force required is low compared to the de-crimping force...

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  • $\begingroup$ Depending on the strength of the joint & fixing required, a variation of this would be to fix a nut into, or to the end of the tube & then use a narrower diameter bolt $\endgroup$ – Fred Nov 22 '18 at 7:52
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I was hoping for a miracle connector to take a little less time but it sounds like it doesn't exist. Will go back to plan A. Thanks again. $\endgroup$ – Paul Brooker Nov 23 '18 at 5:31
  • $\begingroup$ Have you tried using the concrete bolt ? There are some expansion bolts used in the wall of tube steels but this is slightly different in application $\endgroup$ – ShadowMan Apr 21 at 23:54

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