Ok, made router cabinet, predrilled hinge holes prior to assembly,
everything lines up, yada, yada, yada.
Issue is I have one set of hinges which I *forgot* to predrill, and now
there is literally no room to get a drill inside the opening. Will hot glue
hold the hinge sifficiently? Door is 6" x 8" x 3/4" MDF, so not much weight.
Chris, I'm sure folks will come up with things like using a pin vise to hold
the drill bit, using a tap handle to hold a drill bit or various other
creative solutions. Someone will suggest a solution to your problem that
will work for you.
What bothers me is "predrilling." Nobody drills holes anymore!! Everyone
wants to predrill. The woodworking shows on TV want to predrill. The
woodworking magazines want to predrill.
I know how to drill a hole. A clearance hole. A tap hole. A starter hole.
A counterbored hole.
I know how to drill a hole. I don't know how to pre a hole.
You'll have to preexcuse me now; I have to preeat, so I can go pregas my
truck, so I can prepare for Hurricane Jeanne.
Well damn! All these years I've been pre-drilling when I
should have been actually...well...drilling!
I guess my pre-cutting, pre-routing, pre-sanding,
pre-staining and pre-finishing. were all a waste
of time too!
I doubt it very much- it's been my experience that hot glue won't hold
a darn thing, especially metal. Your best bet would probably get
yourself a stubby screw driver and put in the screws the hard way- you
can get them started by tapping a finishing nail in a little ways, and
then pulling it out. Coat the screw threads in soap, and that'd make
it a little easier as well. Barring that, you might try some epoxy or
construction adhesive, but I wouldn't count on that either.
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