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Pilot Holes for American Black Walnut Table Top

Postby Dougray Kiln » Mon May 28, 2018 1:46 pm

Hi all,
basic question but I'm going to make an American Black Walnut table top and going to attach it to a metal stand. I'm thinking of using No.8 pan head screws @ 4.2mm and was wondering if a 3.5mm pilot hole would be OK or too small and maybe lead to cracking?
I've not worked with hardwoods before so thought I'd ask.
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