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Forum topic by coachmancuso posted 05-27-2013 12:10 AM 1033 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2013 12:10 AM

I am going to turn a bowl tomorrow using a faceplate . The block is 6 inches square and 4 inches deep. I need to know what type of screws to use and the length of them? Thanks

-- Coach Mancuso


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#1 posted 05-27-2013 01:22 AM

#6 sheet metal inch to inch and a quarter.

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 01:34 AM

What Rich says.

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 01:36 AM

Thanks Rich

-- Coach Mancuso

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 01:38 AM

I highly recommend putting them in by hand instead of using a drill or impact driver. If you do use a machine, be very very careful not to strip the screws out in the wood.

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 01:49 AM

If the face plate has counter-sunk holes, I use #8×1 1/4” steel wood screws. If the face plate holes are not counter-sunk, I use #8 sheet metal screws. Pre-drill holes and tighten by hand. Whatever you do, don’t use drywall screws … they are too brittle and can snap when you get a catch or dig-in.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 05-27-2013 02:57 AM

Use screws that will penetrate the wood not less than 5/8 inch, but I prefer not less than 3/4”. I prefer flat-head wood screws, but will also use pan head sheet metal screws. Always pre-drill every screw BUT NEVER USE DRYWALL SCREWS.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 03:00 AM

Thanks everyone

-- Coach Mancuso

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 04:10 PM

I agree with most of the above, but I use steel screws to form the screw holes, then replace them with
brass or bronze screws, then when I goof, I do not ruin a lathe chisel. For blanks that small I use a
sacrificial wood plate, and glue the block to it with a piece of newspaper between the wood surfaces,
this allows you to separate the wood easily and it is still strong enough to turn with is you are steady and
smooth with your chisels. Just my opinion.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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