What Every Deck Screw Yearns to Become


This week I received a very special gift from my friend Derek; a titanium lag screw typical for hip reconstruction surgery.


We suspect it is very close if not identical to the ones in my hip.


I was especially struck by the mean looking business-end of the screw, and the fact that it is hollow on it full length. At one time in my life I was a patternmaker for a foundry that manufactured dredging machines, and this looks strikingly similar to the cutterhead on a dredge excavator.

This baby is definitely going into my Hall of Fame and Shame.