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Forum topic by SAR46 posted 07-06-2012 11:29 PM 813 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-06-2012 11:29 PM

I am new to turning, but I have tried to use the woodworm screw twice and both times it has split my piece. I tried threading my block onto the screw in the 11/32 pilot hole as per the instructions but I had to go up to a 3/8 just to thread the block on. Even with the hole two steps up, it still split my blocks and the last one stuck on the screw pretty good. So is there a trick they left out of the instructions?


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#1 posted 07-06-2012 11:35 PM

Try putting soap on the screw. Also, are you skewing it into end grain or face grain?

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#2 posted 07-08-2012 10:13 PM

It is into end grain. Will try the soap, thanks!

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#3 posted 07-09-2012 05:03 AM

I also bevel the edge of the hole and use pressure from the tailpiece to get the screw started. I have split a few blanks as well.

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