By Cajun from Collinsville, IL
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I take a wax toilet bowl seal and dip the first few threads of the screw in it. The seal is soft wax, so you can mold it to fit into a tuna fish can or other container.
When drilling a whole in a piece of wood with a hand drill, use a nail or awl to start a hole where you plan to drill. That will help get the drill started and prevent it from skidding on the wood and leaving unsightly marks. Make sure the piece of wood that you are drilling is firm secured using a vice or a clamp.
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