I've been fixing mauled screw holes in wood stuff for years by mixing
some wood shavings and sawdust with a little carpenter's glue, filling
the hole, allowing to dry and drilling a pilot hole before reinserting
the screw. This has been working fairly well in most cases, but there
are a few that just won't respond to this, most notably the false front of
my kitchen odds-and-ends drawer. Anyone have some good ways to fix so
screws will hold?
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drill out the hole a little deeper and put a dowl into the hole and cut
it off flush.. now drill a smaller hole into the dowl or next to it and
then you have a new hole to put the screw into...... just make sure the
hole is smaller than the screw so it will stay.....
The dowel is a good possibility, but here's an even easier one:
Fill the hole with glue, then jam in as many toothpicks as you can manage.
Let dry, shear off toothpick ends, and reinsert screw.
Problem with your current method is that carpenters glue is relatively
soft on its own, and inserting shavings or sawdust doesn't give it much
additional strength. Toothpicks or dowels are better. Dowel will be stronger,
but you may have difficulty excavating the hole properly.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
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Fluted plastic anchor without lip. Tap it in, cut off flush. They hold
hollow core doors on, for what you need it shouldn't be a problem. You
should be able to pick them up at any hardware store.
Pack the hole tightly with fine sawdust and put Crazy Glue on it until it
will absorb no more. It will get hot as it cures. It will also seep into
the adoining wood slightly and harden it. The stuff will be hard enough so
you can tap it for a bolt if you want.
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Any possibility you could just shift the screws and their holes to a slightly
If you can't just move them, I've had good luck in similar circumstances using
sawdust mixed in 5 minute epoxy. You'll probably need to drill a small pilot
hole in the hardened epoxy to get the screw started, but it'll be very strong
and stick to the original wood like sh*t on a blanket.
Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
"If you can keep smiling when things go wrong, you've thought of someone to
place the blame on."
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