I am on the home stretch of building a wooden cart.
I started it about 19 years ago.
The horse I was building it for has been dead for about 12 years.
So I really want to finish it and sell it, I have my eye on a bigger cart for my bigger horse.
I have a few questions about the correct way to finish the fasteners,
When attaching a nut to a bolt against wood, what is the proper sequence, using a flat washer, lock washer, regular nut, lock nut or double nut?
When attaching a nut to a bolt against metal, what is the proper sequence using a flat washer, lock washer, regular nut, lock nut or double nut?
Also I have a piece that holds the leaf springs to the shafts, and it must have movement in it, like it swings back and forth, so I don't want it too tight.
What would I use there?
I don't want to go around re-tightening every nut and bolt every time anyone uses it.So I need the nuts and bolts to stay tight. I usually go over all my vehicles and do all that maintenance in the spring.
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