Thanks Dave. I’ve already broken one of my pretty wood shafts, right behind the head hitting a rock. Reading old threads it seems like that and the inability to get over 19% FOC for woods are the main problems with wood. I’ll have to look into the Smoot-on and aluminum footings.
By the way- Thanks for that tip of plumbers tape for screw-ins, I’ve been frustrated by that problem for way too long, and such an easy fix was like “Duh! Why didn’t I think of that”:D