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My recollection of such a recommendation was in the form of bar soap,
maybe even in the particular form of Ivory Bar soap.  I do know that Ivory
Bar soap was the recommended material for doing some carvings/sculptures
back in grade school!  <grin>

HTH,

Scott
Ypsilanti, MI


On Tue, 2 Sep 2003, Scott, William N. wrote:

> I like to use wax. Wax repels water.
>
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> Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 7:51 PM
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> Subject: Re: Wood screws
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> Bar soap.
>
>
> "Nels Roselund, SE" wrote:
>
>
> 1.  The 1997 NDS gives pilot hole sizes for wood screws, one size for the
> unthreaded shank portion of the screw and one size for the threaded portion.
> This is often done with a step-drill.  I have a contractor who wants to
> install the screw into a tapered pilot hole.  Is there an taper drill
> configuration that will provide an installation that is equivalent to using
> a step-drilled pilot hole? 2.  Don't laugh at this question -- I really want
> to know.  The NDS provides for using soap as a lubricant to facilitate
> installation of wood screws.  What kind of soap is used?  Bar soap?  Soft
> soap?  Soapy water?  How about antibacterial Softsoap?  Is detergent
> acceptable? Nels Roselund
> Structural Engineer
> South San Gabriel, CA
> njineer(--nospam--at)att.net <mailto:njineer(--nospam--at)att.net>
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