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Mechanical Woodworking Fasteners

While wood screws and nails are the two most common types, they're not the only types of mechanical fasteners used in woodworking. Learn about the many fastener choices you have for your woodworking projects.

What Size Screws Do You Need For Your Project?
When designing a woodworking project, how do you determine what size and length screws should be used to join pieces of wood? A lot depends on how the parts will be affixed. In other words, screwing into end grain is far different than inserting a screw across the grain. How do you know what size and length to use? Learn the answers in this...

Using Wood Screws in Your Woodworking Projects
Wood screws are probably the most commonly-used mechanical fasteners used in woodworking, and for good reason. They are strong, hold well, plus they are versatile and easy to use, particularly with a cordless drill and a screw bit. Learn the different types of wood screws and how to properly use them in your woodworking projects.

Woodworking Fasteners: Nails, Brads & Tacks
With today's woodworkers, nails are becoming more and more a thing of the past, but that doesn't mean there isn't a place for nails, brads and tacks in today's wood shop. Learn the benefits of the different types of nails and when you should use them in your woodworking projects.

Wood Shop Tips: Storing Nails, Screws & Other Mechanical Fasteners
Every woodworker eventually ends up with a substantial assortment of screws, nails, brads and other mechanical fasteners. Learn some suggestions for organizing your fasteners so you'll have them readily available for your woodworking projects.

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