Fasteners

  • Still Skidding

    Ideas keep rolling in for how to turn pallets into projects. Here’s a tally of some possibilities.

  • Handy “Tweener” Wood Screws

    Here’s a tip of my hat to McFeely’s for coming up with a better woodworking screw. Well, actually, a whole bunch of better fasteners, but there’s one type I particularly like: the #8 Promax® 1-3/8″ black oxide flathead.

    You read that right—1 and 3/8. Not 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″ or 1-5/8″ … the usual home-center suspects.

    Here’s why I like the 1-3/8″.

  • Pocket Screw Joints: The Outdoorsy Types

    Summer is quickly slipping through our fingers, so hopefully you’re busy with outdoor projects. This season, I’ve got a garden fence that’s way overdue. In the spirit of exterior projects, I’d like to recommend pocket screw joinery.