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    What would you call those metal straps that appear to be holding the stones together? Note: "metal straps" is already taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    What would you call those metal straps that appear to be holding the stones together? Note: "metal straps" is already taken.

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    "Ties"

    Has that already been taken too?

    I wouldn't call them "tie backs" because they don't 'tie anything back to anything else', they simply "tie" the stones together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    "Ties"

    Has that already been taken too?

    I wouldn't call them "tie backs" because they don't 'tie anything back to anything else', they simply "tie" the stones together.
    I like it. Thanks (from my wife, actually).

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    "Pin Straps"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    "Pin Straps"
    "Pins" are kinda femmy for those, eh?
    How about "Tie straps"?


    "Anchor straps", sounds more massive. "Stone ties", more archaic.

    "Stone anchors". That's my best offer, take it or leave it, John.

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    "Doohickies"

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    Thought I had something though not exactly what I thought I had, having to rummage through some unused folders.

    Not exact but getting closer. "Cramp" anchor. Look at : page 7 / sheet 1.5

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    That same item can be found here - #402R:
    - Stone Anchors

    I didn't post it because it was different than the flat-strap-with-rolled-pin-shaped-downturned-ends (for lack of a better descriptive term).

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    Thought I had something though not exactly what I thought I had, having to rummage through some unused folders.

    Not exact but getting closer. "Cramp" anchor. Look at : page 7 / sheet 1.5

    https://sweets.construction.com/swts...315/719371.pdf


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    What would you call those metal straps that appear to be holding the stones together? Note: "metal straps" is already taken.

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    cramps, for sure
    dowel holes & joggles may also be apparent

    https://books.google.com/books?id=N1...oggles&f=false

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    Anchors. They come in many shapes and sizes.

    To be honest though I like "Doohickies".
    Warm, charming and covers a wide variety of stuff.
    Honey could you please pass me that
    Doohickey over there.
    No not there honey, over there, next to the other
    Doohickey.
    Dam..Right beside the whatchamacallit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BARRY ADAIR View Post
    cramps, for sure
    dowel holes & joggles may also be apparent

    https://books.google.com/books?id=N1...oggles&f=false
    Cramps is the closest thing so far, but the description and drawing varies from what is shown in the original photo, but ... all things considered - "cramps" ... and few will have any idea what you are talking about ... 'oh, yeah, I get cramps too'.

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