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Hi! Please advise. I am trying to create furniture in the style of 50-60's. The photo shows a vintage hinge.
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I'm figuring out how to find the length of the self-tapping screws. How to find the length of the screw depending on the load on the furniture door?
 

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Ditto on the slotted screws.
I think they should have been outlawed ages ago.
Slotted screws have caused more damage and blood loss than WWII
 

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I agree with you guys in general, however if you are making a reproduction piece you stay true to the hardware whenever possible, most of the problems with slotted screws arise when using a bit that does not fit the slot properly. Drill pilot holes or drive an identical socket head, remove it and insert the slotted head, nothing screams made today more than seeing Philips or socket head screws.
 
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