Conversation Between baldfatdad and chasmengr

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  1. IMO weight savings would be virtually nonexistent, and safety would be compromised. I think trying to save weight in fasteners by reducing their diameter or hollowing them out would be unwise.

    I'm glad the numbers were helpful. You're welcome
  2. Here's an idea. You seem to be interested in this stuff. My chair has 36 bolts. All 1/4x about 1 1/2 inch. Grade 5 or 3. If we replaced them with 1/8 or 3/64 grade 8. How much weight saving would their be? Smaller diameter, but more dense bolt. How about a bigger bolt, that's centered drilled?
    By the way. Thanks for the info on the VA numbers. Got my doctor to order some stuff, saved having to go to PT.
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