|: Use locknuts with the nylock plastic built into them if you can get them. Less trouble than nuts with separate lock washers, and they do not bite into your plates lick nuts with built in star washers.
Well, I do already have locknuts. The only reason you can't see them in my picasa-pics, is because I wanted to save them for when I'm sure I'm finished.
By the way, I keep uploading pics there. Have you guys already seen the session 9 album?
I could use some ideas on how to (safely) drill through the boots' soles. Would be a waste of 85 precious bucks if I screwed that one up, and I wouldn't know how to hold it perpendicularly while drilling, whether it's with a drill press or a hand drill.