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Mike Garnham12/07/2008
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Ralph,

why don't you write the article and submit it? You'd do a grand job of that.

Mike 

Ralph Harvey12/07/2008 00:02:00
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I might just do that Mike.
Sparky23/07/2008 00:17:00
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Screw help!

If its possible, could someone write up here or in the magazines about screws......

Its something that has always confused me.

When looking in plans that give the sizes to the screws, how is that decision made?

There are so many screws on the market it can be very daunting.

I know that you wouldn't use screws longer than the thickness of the wood and its best to counter bore a hole for the screw so the wood wont split but, what guide lines can we follow for furniture making........or any other project come to think of it? 

Marc

derek willis23/07/2008 08:37:00
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Sparky,

Good Woodwrking, couple of years ago, gave away a good guide, shown here to do with screws, and I'm sure most people would find it invaluable. Shows drill sizes, clearance holes and pilot holes, both i metric and imperial.

Derek.

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Olly Parry-Jones23/07/2008 10:05:00
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Sparky, this link may help you with the sizing of screws (though it is still imperial).

As a general rule of thumb wherever possible, I was taught that the length of a screw should be two-and-a-half times the length of whatever it is you are fixing. 

Sparky23/07/2008 20:53:00
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I'm sorry guys, I must of wrote this wrong........

What I would like to know is how you choose the screws for the projects your doing........

I know all about the depth of screw verses the thickness of wood but, out of all the screws out there to use, why do you (or the person who made the plans), choose one type of screw?

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Is it just personal choice?, the design?, Flathead or pozzy?, counter sunk or raised?, the only ones you had to hand?.......the list goes on..........

Some people maybe interested in knowing why not to use copper or brass screws with certain woods..............

This is not only for me, its for everyone...........Would be nice to have a write up in a magazine about them...............or on here..........its all for learning!.

Marc

Sparky23/07/2008 20:55:00
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post didnt work sorry

>> Choose The Right Screw <<

>>Metric/Imperial Conversion Chart<<

Sparky23/07/2008 21:07:00
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Derek

I wonder if Woodworker/getwoodworking mags would do that same? 

Thanks for the post.

Olly

I was told the same when in my boat building apprenticeship days.

Marc

derek willis24/07/2008 10:43:00
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Sparky,

This came from the magazine, Good Woodworking, the associate magazine to The Woodworker, but under a different editorship, when they had give-away's about 6 times a year.

Derek. 

Sparky24/07/2008 11:16:00
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Its about time they did that again Derek.........always like freebies!
derek willis24/07/2008 11:26:00
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It's all down to the editor, this particular one does the same thing with his new magazine.

I had thigs like, centre finder for circular objects, dovetail pattern jig, spring cramp, circular slide rule, showing cutters and relevant speeds etc. handy, 6" steel rule, 12" steel rule, and so on.

Derek. 

Sparky24/07/2008 11:34:00
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I think its things like that which would sell more magazines and then get more members on here.........Everyone loves freebies, that's why they do them.

Marc

George Arnold24/07/2008 19:26:00
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Sparky

Magazines are like banks they offer incentives to join , and nothing for loyalty.

George

George Arnold24/07/2008 19:28:00
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Another thought, a token in every months copy and get some thing with the years tokens?

George 

Woodworker24/07/2008 19:29:00
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Can we keep this thread on topic please? Article requests only… …thanks, Ben

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