Fine woodworking on the other hand emphasizes elegant appearance and it takes pains to hide the methods of joinery. Twin screw vises can be made a number of ways purpose made metal screws and hand wheels wooden threaded screws f style clamps.
Conventional wisdom has always been that screws with fine threads are best for hardwoods oak cherry maple birch etc.
Fine woodworking screws. Related articles by paul bertorelli and michael podmaniczky discuss drywall screws and pilot bits. While coarse threaded screws drive and hold better in softwoods plywood and. He talks about their mechanical properties and drilling pilot holes the root of most screwdriving problems.
Once the point has pulled a wood screw down into the material it s up to the threads to continue driving it the rest of the way in. Here he discusses the basics of how wood screws work varieties among types and how wood screws are made. What s more important to me than the hardware is the size i want at least 24 1 8 in.
Nearly all woodworking projects require some form of mechanical reinforcement and for the structural joinery this usually means wood screws often in combination with wood glue. True there are times when a furniture or cabinetry project may call for some finish nails or wood screws that can strip but there are many methods for connecting wood that do not require such fasteners. Screws are the primary method for connecting wood to wood and when done correctly in combination with glue screwed joints can be nearly indestructible.