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Duane D

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PostSubject: Turning green oak   Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:27 am

I was turning a large piece of very wet, green oak yesterday & all went well until I tried to remove the 8 screws used to hold the face plate. Everyone of them snapped (twisted off) when I tried to remove them. These were 1 & 1/2 inch wood screws. Should I be using a different type screw? Thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Turning green oak   Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:31 pm

I use to use the typical wood screws as well until I ran into the same problem of breaking off.  What I ended up doing is reaming out my face plate so it could easily accept a 1/4" slotted hex head lag screw.  I also purchased a matching driver bit to use in my drill or impact wrench.  This makes things a whole lot easier both in the mounting and the removal.  If you have the room to go larger in your face plate holes it will only make for stronger screws.


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PostSubject: Re: Turning green oak   Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:18 pm

try puting soap or bees wax on the screws before you run them in and they will come out easy
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PostSubject: Re: Turning green oak   Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:05 pm

Thanks, I've used soap on other projects, just didn't think of using it on this. I'll give that a try.
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PostSubject: Re: Turning green oak   Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:08 pm

Dave, what length lag screw do you use?
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PostSubject: Re: Turning green oak   Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:36 pm

Duane,

It depends on the size of the project, but that one pictured is my usual go to at 1 1/2". If I were to to try and max out say around 14"-15" in diameter on a hollow form I think I would take it up a notch to 2". So far it's been all trial with no errors Very Happy

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