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    Red face This is "screwy"

    Maybe I need a short break from woodworking. I got an email from McFeelys with "A guide to woodworking screws" and I read it!☺

    PS how do you spell screwy or is it screwey? Whatever it is, I'm reminded of an article I read a long time ago in Fine Woodworking about glue.

    Woodworking can lead us to some pretty obscure subjects
    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis thompson View Post
    PS how do you spell screwy or is it screwey?
    My internet comes with a handy dictionary or two. Or 50.

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screwy

    screwy adjective ˈskrü-ē
    screwier; screwiest
    Definition
    1 : crazily absurd, eccentric, or unusual
    2 : crazy, insane

    Synonyms
    bizarre, bizarro, cranky, crazy, curious, eccentric, erratic, far-out, funky, funny, kinky, kooky (also kookie), odd, off-kilter, off-the-wall, offbeat, out-of-the-way, outlandish, outré, peculiar, quaint, queer, queerish, quirky, remarkable, rum [chiefly British], spaced-out, strange, wacky (also whacky), way-out, weird, weirdo, wild

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    I did read the history of the Robertson screw head. That was several pages. I learned it was earlier then the Phillips by several decades and The fall of the Russian Empire stopped it's worldwide ambitions. Cadillac was the first car to use phllips screws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis thompson View Post
    ... I got an email from McFeelys with "A guide to woodworking screws" and I read it!☺ ....
    You tease us, but don't provide a link?

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    Obscure? Possibly. Silly? Maybe. However, learning something about hardware definitely bumped my craftsmanship up a notch.
    "The Danish government believes that if we train 5,000 designers, and produce
    one Hans Wegner, the money is very well spent." - Ole Gjerlov-Knudsen

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    It has never bothered me to take a little time to read something.

    If it is absolutely boring, it may reward me with a nap.

    jtk
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    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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