What I did to solve that problem was to pre-drill my holes so that
the core (not the thread) was empty space. This in turn helps the
oak and brass play nicely.
--- In email@example.com, Tim Bray <tbray@m...> wrote:
> You didn't have any trouble with the screws pulling out of that end-
> then? I did something similar once and had to be very careful not
> over-tighten them or they would strip out. That was in red oak.
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