Re: Plates and Pillars for the Pinwheel Skeleton Clock I agree, there is nothing cooler than holding a group of screws you made. When I made the NAWCC project clock, I made my own screws from drill rod, using a graver, and slotted them with a jewelers saw! They were not perfect, but I think small imperfections kind of work well in an self-built clock - you don't want it to look too perfect! I like your idea of using a dremel buff. I had been holding them is a pin vice and using a large buff on my grinder. I noticed you coated your screws with wax. You are not going to blue them?