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271359 Thomas Conroy 2020‑07‑01 Re: Call for ingenuity: loosening a wooden screw
Scott wrote: "Wooden screws can sometimes be impossible.
Its sad, but its a fact."
Correct as always. Don't despair, though; remember that wooden screws expand and
contract with changes in climate. Sometimes they are frozen at one end of the
year but loosen up at the other. Checking it once a month for six months may get
you to the sweet part of the year. Sometimes they freeze when going from one
kind of heating to another. That can be trickier to diagnose, but not so
difficult to treat, if you allow for time to acclimatize to a better climate.
(but remember that a wooden screw can freeze up either by shrinking or by
expanding).
Tom Conroy

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