Ivan Vegvary wrote:
> Just finished 5 oak thresholds leading from new laminate flooring to
> different rooms with different floors. Yes, cut, beveled, rabetted,
> chamfered, rounded, stained and drilled for screws and counterbored for
> dowel plugs.
> PROBLEM: I guess my 3/8 forstner bit is not 3/8ths. My 3/8" oak
> (plugs) fall out if I turn the boards over. What should I do?
Get a plug cutter and a scrap piece of oak used to make the treads, say
Using plug cutter, cut plugs about 1/2" deep using a drill press, then
cover surface with a piece of masking tape.
Use a band saw and cut 3/4" stock forming two, 3/8" thick sections.
Use the masking tape to pull the plugs away from the scrap.
You now have a group of plugs, all with the grain aligned the same way.
Use varnish as the glue to hold the plug in place after tapping in place.
BTW, be prepared to redo the counterbores in order to match the plugs.