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  1. Tap and Die for wood?

    Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I need to make a new wooden thumbscrew for my wife's yarn winder. The old thumbscrew is missing (never had it). The hole n the winder is about 3/8" in diam, but the threads are worn out. Can I use a coarse pipe tap and die to rethread the hole and make a new thumbscrew? Any better ideas? The...
  2. Will wood screws lose strength after being screwed, and unscrewed?

    General Woodworking Discussion
    If I were to screw and unscrew a wood screw more than once, would it lose strength over time? I'm asking because I have a walnut slab dining table that I plan to assemble, and disassemble on a weekly basis. The steel legs are each attached with (4) multi-purpose 2" wood screws. Thanks! - Danny
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