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Blog entry by kgriff posted 08-21-2007 10:47 AM 848 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

ever want to say – to hell with the high fahlutin joinery – and just screw the dang project together?

i’m close people – real close – to doing just that.

well, not really. just maybe a little. maybe. a bit. they’ll be unseen.

i mean, they’re screws, there is a serious skill level involved. right?

getting them straight, allowing for wood movement, choosing the right ones, placement, yadda yadda yadda.

what if i put them in by hand? would it be “hand work”? bore the holes and drive the screws by hand. yep. thats it. there we go. i can do this. maybe.

food for thought. i dunno. we’ll see.

-- kgriff, seattle



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Bob #2

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#1 posted 08-21-2007 02:31 PM

Nope.
I leave that style for Ikea and the Chinese. <vbg>

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#2 posted 08-21-2007 03:16 PM

I started to respond to this with a bawdy comeback but given the family friendly nature of LJ I decided against it. Suffice it to say the punch line was . “But rarely in the shop…..:)”

Sorry friends…I couldn’t resist the setup.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#3 posted 08-21-2007 04:26 PM

Bob, you are one luckly little man!
So far my average in the shop has been zero. <vbg>
Sooooo… what’s yer secret?

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Dorje

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#4 posted 08-21-2007 05:04 PM

Of course screws are appropriate at times! Sounds like you’re a bit frustrated though – so don’t know how serious to take you.

What’s the application…

Ever wanna say, “To hell with the high falutin’ joinery – you’re going in the fire!”

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#5 posted 08-21-2007 08:41 PM

Hehe….My full head of hair and 6 pack abs….:) and I’m charming to boot!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#6 posted 08-21-2007 08:54 PM

My six pack has turned into a keg! <g>

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#7 posted 08-22-2007 12:52 AM

I know the feeling…. “forget the woodworking skills, just get the thing finished and move on to the next”.
or… tossing it is another option! :0

but… having said that, taking a deep breath, a night off, and revisiting the project in the morning with a fresh outlet usually helps things come together according to original plans, just with an adaptation or two… and perhaps a few screws.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 08-27-2007 03:48 AM

Back when I useta could drink I thought a keg was part of the furnishings.

If you’re gonna screw around I’m partial to the McFeely’s.
www.mcfeelys.com for square drive screws. I’m told that was a Canadian improvement over the Phillips.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#9 posted 08-27-2007 01:44 PM

here’s what I heard re: the square head.
Someone (Canadian) invented the square head screw and a major company was using it and tried to take full ownership of it. The Canadian said, ah, no way and then wouldn’t give the company any of his creation.
They then had to come up with an alternative – the Phillips – since the Canadian had kept full rights to his design.

Or something like that.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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