Hardwood Hints: Preventing Screws from Damaging Your Project

Have you ever had a project where the screws you are using are just slightly too long and the screw tips penetrate the bottom of the project you’re assembling? In my case here, it’s a sled stop block.

Here’s a quick and easy fix. Use any washer, several washers in a stack, or even a nut, so the screw will grab but not travel the total length (or even sink into the work).