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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000489.txt from 1998/04

From: Dee Hays <>
Subj: Re: Loose screws
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 10:06:59 -0400

Karena S wrote:

> I may risk sounding really stupid, but I dopn't know what you mean by
> the threads of the screws. is it the slit on top or the part that
> actual makes a screw work and stay, the part on the bottom. i have no
> clue which u mean. where do you put the loctite or nail polish too?
> I have screws that never stay in, but I also would find a way to mess
> something up because I'm not sure what you mean. thanx.

NO question is a stupid one. You just haven't needed to learn this
before. The threads are the part that actually make the screw work. They
are the part of the bottom that actually wind around the screw. Screws
have an "external thread". The part you screw them into has matching
threads and this is called an "internal thread."

Dee Hays
Canton, SD

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