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Re: question for flat grain plug users

Don Stephan
When driven, a screw is making a series of shallow parallel cuts into the surrounding wood. Working strictly from memory, these cuts may be less than 1/16" apart for a #10 wood screw. When driven into end (long?) grain, the result is a lot of short wood grain, less than 1/16" long. Overdrive the screw enough and it would seem possible for these short end grain fibers to pull free from the adjoining wood.

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