Re: [MedievalSawdust] Red Oak Advice
Good advice! Yes be careful installing fasteners near the edges due to the spitting, predrill holes and if using a drill to install the screws, set the tork adjustment to a low setting so you don't strip out the hole. If your drill does not come the a tork adjustment, install fasteners by hand.
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Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Red Oak AdviceOak is notorious for splitting - red oak more so. Predrill any holes for fasteners such as screws and nails - don't depend on "self tapping".
Greg Less <greg.less@gmail. com> wrote:Hi All-I'm switching from pine to red oak for the first time. Anything I need to be aware of on how it is going to behave?Thanks,-Greg..RdA"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public offiials." George Mason"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe." Noah Webster