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xx   SCREW

Using a router along with a template-and-guide-bushing method to make slotted holes for screws.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Mar-Apr 1988 (v.4#1) pg. 6

Tip on using a box wrench and a long driver bit to drive screws in awkward places.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #78 Feb 2000 pg. 22

Reasons and technique for predrilling holes for screws in solid wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #94 Jun 2002 pg. 14

Tip on driving brass screws without twisting off the heads.
BOAT JOURNAL #75 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 51

How to secure a bolt or woodscrew in the endgrain of wood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1988 (v.11#9) pg. 56

Tip: How to start machine screws in hard-to-reach places.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #206 Feb 1980 (v.30#2) pg. 108

Tip: How to use plastic wall anchors to re-size screw holes so screws in a door hinge will tighten again.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 108

Tip: How to screw wood screws into thin metal by using a metal screw as a tap screw.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #208 Apr 1980 (v.30#4) pg. 108

Tip on using a hammer to increase the holding power of a woodscrew.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #307 Apr 1990 (v.40#4) pg. 92

Tip on using a hardwood dowel to increase the screw-holding power in particleboard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 44

Plastic tubing holds screw for starting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 31

Tip shows how to use a piece of masking tape to get a screw started.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #336 Mar 1993 (v.43#3) pg. 93

Tip suggests how to install brass screws without damaging the slots.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #338 May 1993 (v.43#5) pg. 25

Tip on using soft vinyl tubing on a screwdriver to grasp the screw while starting. Works with almost any type of screwhead.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #357 Apr 1995 (v.45#4) pg. 28

Tip for making a "bib" that can slip over a screw and protect the wooden surface from a slipped screwdriver.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #364 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.46#1) pg. 16

Use this "driver" to screw in hanger bolts easily. Hanger bolts have screw threads on one end and threaded rod on the other.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #10 Aug-Sep 1982 pg. 14

Tip: Use a wood dowel to provide good gripping power when screwing into end grain (such as when butt-joining wood using woodscrews).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #30 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 10

Using epoxy glue to repair loose screws, but still keep them removable if necessary.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 26

Tip on concealing screws that are installed toenail fashion in finish carpentry.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #71 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 24

A survey of self-feed screw guns.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #85 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 68

Make a quick-change drill bit (with built-in countersink) that fits over the hexagonal shaft of a Phillips bit. This makes it possible to drill pilot holes and drive bugle-head screws without having to change bits.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 30

Tip on the correct size holes for wood screws in order to avoid the need for lubricant.
FINE WOODWORKING #14 Jan-Feb 1979 pg. 10

Tip: Use two electric drills, one fitted for drilling, and the other fitted for screwdriving, to quickly and easily secure wood together with screws.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 8

Tip: Use steel screws to "set" holes for brass screws.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 8

Tip: Add a through dowel to receive lag screws driven into end grain.
FINE WOODWORKING #61 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 10

Tip: Use valve-grinding compound to improve the "grip" between screwdriver and screw slot.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 10

Tip on tapping the screw holes before installing brass screws. This should prevent any screw breakage.
FINE WOODWORKING #117 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 14
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #119 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 6

Screws, how to select, drive and anchor them, and how to remove them when they're balky.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 78

Tip: Use wooden dowels or solid-wood strips to improve the holding power of screws in end-grain or in plywood edges.
HOME MECHANIX #691 Nov 1985 (v.81) pg. 16

Getting started with pilot holes. Techniques for boring pilot or lead holes and then concealing the screw beneath a dowel plug.
HOME MECHANIX #719 Mar 1988 (v.84) pg. 22

Tip: Insert a plastic wall anchor in a woodscrew hole that has been stripped.
HOME MECHANIX #736 Aug 1989 (v.85) pg. 13

Driving screws with an electric drill. Tips on preparing and concealing screw holes and driving the screws.
HOME MECHANIX #741 Jan 1990 (v.86) pg. 12

Tip: Use clear plastic food wrap to hold a screw to a screwdriver until it gets started.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1986 (v.11#10) pg. 8

Tip: Protect brass screw heads from damage by inserting and removing a steel screw prior to inserting the softer brass screw.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.13#2) pg. 66

Tip on repairing a stripped screw hole.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1988 (v.13#3) pg. 64

Tip on using tape to hold a small screw on the driver for starting.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.14#2) pg. 70

Tip: Use a wooden golf tee to fix a worn or stripped screw hole.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1989 (v.14#9) pg. 64

Tip shows how to repair a screwhole so that a loose screw can be tightened again.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #6 Summer 1977 (v.2#2) pg. 101

Tip: How to repair stripped out screw holes with epoxy.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1982 (v.7#5) pg. 14

Tip on using plastic tubing to hold small screws onto a screwdriver during starting.
MODEL BOATS #527 Jan 1995 (v.45) pg. 48

Tip on using putty to start a nail or screw.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #121 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 14

Tip on using chalk to prevent screwdriver slip.
MOTORCYCLIST #1114 Feb 1990 pg. 83

Fixing stripped screw holes on heavy wooden doors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1976 (v.4#1) pg. 2

Tip: Use a scrap of wood when (1) installing screws to protect surrounding wood if screwdriver slips and (2) when drilling a second hole a half-diameter or less from an existing hole.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.16#6) pg. 16

Tip on installing a screw into plaster without damaging the plaster.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1991 (v.19#3) pg. 16

Tip: Rubber cement on a screwdriver tip will hold screws for starting.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1976 (v.146#4) pg. 38

Tip: How to increase the holding power of wood screws by coating them with glue before turning them into wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1979 (v.152#2) pg. 90

Tip: Make a special bit to drive screw eyes with your electric drill.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1980 (v.153#5) pg. 34

Minicourse on boring holes for screws.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1986 (v.163#1) pg. 54

Tip: Screw or nail holder is made by gluing a bobby pin in a wooden handle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1986 (v.163#3) pg. 48

Tip: Use valve-lapping compound to improve the grip on a Phillips-head screw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1986 (v.163#11) pg. 35

Use surgical (rubber) tubing on the end of a screwdriver to hold the screw for inserting in hard to reach places.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #81 Nov 1994 (v.14#3) pg. 10

Tip on screwing into end grain by installing a piece of dowel to accept the screw.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #84 May 1995 (v.14#6) pg. 10

Tip: Use cork to fill a screw hole that has become enlarged. Works better than toothpicks.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.3#3) pg. 80

Tip on preventing wood fibers from causing a gap when using screws to join two pieces of wood.
SHOPNOTES #1 Jan 1992 (v.1) pg. 28

Drilling holes for woodscrews. Discusses shank holes, pilot holes, countersinks and counterbores.
SHOPNOTES #27 May 1996 (v.5) pg. 22

Tip on using beeswax to start screws or nuts in difficult locations.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #188 Mar 1992 (v.16#8) pg. 32

Screw starter made from a piece of key stock.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #228 Jul 1995 (v.19#12) pg. 29

Tip: Use a scrap piece of 1/4" plywood to prevent a screwdriver slip from ruining a piece of wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #1 Sep-Oct 1984 (v.1#1) pg. 24

Tip: Holder for starting small screws or nails is made from a bobby pin and a wooden dowel.
WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 20

Tip: Use hot-melt glue to hold a screw in contact with the screwdriver when starting a screw in tight quarters.
WOOD MAGAZINE #37 Sep 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 16

Tip on installing a brass screw without breaking it.
WOOD MAGAZINE #48 Dec 1991 (v.8#9) pg. 16

Countersink shaft and pilot holes slightly on mating surfaces to create a gap-free joint when joining two wood parts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #55 Oct 1992 (v.9#7) pg. 12

The use of dowel plugs to secure screws driven into end grain explained.
WOOD MAGAZINE #60 Apr 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 21

Wire brad keeps flathead screw tight in a countersunk hole.
WOOD MAGAZINE #65 Nov 1993 (v.10#8) pg. 6

Wooden gripper stick saves your fingers when installing short nails or screws.
WOOD MAGAZINE #132 Apr 2001 (v.18#3) pg. 38

Method for inserting plugs of solid wood into particle board where screws are to be used.
WOOD MAGAZINE #144 Oct 2002 (v.19#6) pg. 34

Tip on installing small wood screws so they don't split thin wood and they stay put after installation.
WOOD MAGAZINE #149 Jun-Jul 2003 (v.20#3) pg. 25

Tip: Pre-thread screw holes with hardened steel screws before inserting brass (or other soft metal) screws.
WOODSMITH #18 Nov 1981 pg. 3

Tip: Countersink holes where two boards will be joined by screws. This prevents the screw from raising wood fibers that cause a gap between the boards.
WOODSMITH #57 Jun 1988 pg. 3

Lay-out tool which helps when marking many screw holes all inset the same distance from an edge.
WOODSMITH #97 Feb 1995 (v.17) pg. 17

Basic technique for drilling and plugging screw holes is illustrated.
WOODSMITH #116 Apr 1998 (v.20) pg. 34

Using embedded dowels to improve the holding power of wood screws in end grain.
WOODWORK #8 Winter 1990 pg. 14

Method for ensuring that screws are inserted perfectly vertical into a work piece.
WOODWORK #24 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 20

Pattern for making your own clearance drill and countersink for #10 woodscrews.
WOODWORKER #1027 Jun 1979 (v.83) pg. 319

Tip: Increase the holding power of screws driven into end grain by inserting a piece of maple dowel.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1977 (v.1#3) pg. 13

Tip: Use epoxy glue to increase holding strength of screws in end grain.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 49

Wood screw standards and installation techniques.
WOODWORKING TODAY #27 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 42

Tip: Use plumber's lead wool to anchor screws in brick, cement block and plaster walls.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1984 (v.40#6) pg. 23
Added Info WORKBENCH May-Jun 1985 (v.41#3) pg. 27

Improve holding power of "screw centers" by replacing them with threaded rod and wood inserts.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1985 (v.41#1) pg. 30

Tip: Use rubber cement or tacky glue to hold nuts, screws, etc. attached to the driving tool while working overhead.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 35

Give screws new bite by restoring worn holes in wood using a wooden golf tee.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1990 (v.46#1) pg. 9

Tip on using solid wire solder to repair a stripped screw hole in wood.
WORKBENCH Dec 1993-Jan 1994 (v.49#6) pg. 57

Tip on using a dowel and model cement to start small screws in hard-to-reach places.
WORKBENCH Dec 1994-Jan 1995 (v.50#6) pg. 41

How to drive solid brass screws without twisting off their heads.
WORKBENCH Oct 1997 (v.53#5) pg. 9

Tip on using embedded dowels to grip screws that are driven into end grain.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1998 (v.54#2) pg. 6