Ball Nut Joints

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forged steel gare with ball nuts metal balustrade with ball nuts wrought iron railings using ball nuts

Ballnuts are custom made fasteners used by blacksmiths where conventional engineer's hexagonal nuts and bolts would be unsightly. Whilst they serve a practical purpose, they can also be used as a design feature in their own right, as the above gates and balustrades demonstrate. Ballnuts look particularly effective when they are surrounded by the swellings of a hot punched hole.