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Old 09-24-2014, 07:34 PM  
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Help. I need either 5 or 6 inch flat head wood screws and I can't find them anywhere. Can someone point me in the right direction?


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Old 09-24-2014, 07:39 PM  
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http://www.sears.com/shc/s/t_10153_12605?tName=5-inch-wood-screw.html

I have to ask, what are you doing.


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Thanks Neal. I am making a farm house table for my son and his wife. I want to be sure the legs are braced properly.


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Getting a file not found on that Neal.


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Plug cutters come in all sizes so you could countersink and plug the holes with the same wood.

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Thanks I might try that


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Then you could use screws with a real bit.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/FastenMaster-LedgerLok-5-in-Coarse-Metal-Hex-Head-Wood-Screws-250-Pack-FMLL005B-250/202502180

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Bought plug cutters today Neal. Tested them out will definitely be using them.


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I know what a farm table is.What are you using the long screws for?Joining what to what?Have you considered some type of joinery in place of screws?

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Something for future reference and something I have done a lot of times. Coming from a metal working background I have many times tapped wood (hardwood is best) with metal cutting taps. You can then use common bolts to put things together. .25-20, .312-18, .375-16, .50-13 etc. I try and tap them quite a bit deeper than I would in steel and then use a little yellow glue at assembly. The joints really hold strong and no chance of cracking like with a wood screw cutting in.



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