Included are strength tables for nuts, bolts, screws, glues, welds, adhesives, and rivets.   
An occasional opinion by the author spices up an otherwise dull subject.   
 A special section titled, Things to Cry over, outlines fastener problems and suggested solutions.

Table of Contents

Preface ...............................................1 Introduction .......................................3 Structures 101 for Dummies .............5
What's in a Nut .............................19

Bolts ...............................................21

Hex Head Bolts ..............................22
Threads ..........................................25 AN Bolts .......................................27 Nuts and Washers ........................ 28
Screws ...........................................32 Helicoils ........................................35 Things to Cry over .........................41
Rivet Revelations ........................49 Rivet Selection ..............................53 T-Rivet .........................................56
Monobolt ......................................58 Varigrip rivet ................................60 Caps ..............................................61
Shavehead rivets ...........................62

Rivet Tools ...................................63

Welding .......................................67
Brazing......................................... 71 Soldering...................................... 72 Metal Joining for Bus Converters 75
Buzz Box..................................... 76 Wire Feed Welding .....................79 Adhesive Bonding ......................85
3M VHB Tape ............................88

Sikaflex .......................................91

Goop ...........................................95
Contact Adhesives ......................96 Power Glue .................................97 Epoxys .......................................101
Woodworking Glues .................103 Silicones ...................................115