Posted by: tomspage | March 26, 2010

McFixet’s Cheap Tricks

Have you ever stripped the head of screw when driving it into wood, or worse yet broken the head right off?  Try this cheap trick my Scottish father taught me when I was a wee lad:

Lubricate the threads by rubbing them in bar soap (you can use candle wax too) and the screw will run in much more easily.  As a bonus the screw will come out easier too if you ever have to disassemble your project.

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Soap and candle wax can also be used to lubricate sticky wooden drawers by simply rubbing along the “runners”.

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