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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000389.txt from 1998/04

Subj: Re: Re: Loose screws
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 17:39:56 -0400

younave a screw loose
>In a message dated 4/8/98 12:26:18 PM, you wrote:
><<Another "trick" I've used is to rub wax from, say, a candle into the threads
>of the screw before installing it. This gives a "tooth" to the threads, and
>since there is no strain or vibration on the screw, the wax adds a little
>holding power and usually won't back out. Also bar soap will do the same
>thing, and washes off easier when next you take the screw out. When you oil
>the rod with a pin oiler, the oil won' t affect the wax. Just a thought.
>An outstanding idea. I'll try it next time. Thanks!

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