I'm making a toy kitchen for my DS and have come up against a problem with the cooker 'knobs' - I think I need double-ended screws to attach them to the table I'm using (an ikea lack) as the top is one solid block, however I really want them to be able to turn as that seems to be where DS has most of his fun!
Has anyone any ideas how I go about this? I don't want him to be able to unscrew them obviously!
if you have a set of drills, you probably have one with a conical head like a stumpy christmas tree. That's a countersink bit. You put the point of that into the hole, and it will rasp out a recess that the head of the screw will set into.
Otherwise, you can use a larger drill the size of the screw-head, but don't go in deep - just half a second on the trigger will do.
Thought you might all like to see the end result - pictures are on my profile!
In the end I screwed the knobs to a separate piece of wood with a nut behind the wood and a washer in front, I then screwed the piece of wood onto the side of the table making sure there was enough space behind for the nut to stay still against the wood whilst the screw could turn.
I'm sure I'll have lots of ideas for additions at a later date (plates etc, possibly an oven) but 1) I don't want to overwhelm DS with too much new stuff all at once especially when it's not Christmas and 2) I'm 38 weeks pregnant and knackered! I will see how he gets on with it as is, I'm sure in a few months time I'll be planning another project!