The only problem I see with that is that if you have 8 inches of shaft on a
screw eye, that is a lot to bend back and forth. Seems like it is a lot
stronger if you can screw it right into the edge of the eye. IMHO 73
> Tom .... I think the best solution is to use a longer screw eye.
> I have purchased some galvanized eyes from Home Depot that are
> 12" (or maybe 14") long. If you screw them into the tree only as
> far as the threaded portion (usually about 2 inches) you will
> have a lot sticking out. The eye will hold just fine and as the
> tree grows around it you will not ever be able to pull it out.
> It will be serviceable for many years.
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