I am in the process of making a wooden "T" dolly out of treated 2x4's that
will support up to 160 pounds. In the process of installing lag bolts which
will anchor the "T" together, I seem to have split the wood in one place
around the anchor bolts. I drilled pilot holes in both pieces, but I don't
think the holes were quite deep enough in the split piece. I'm hoping
there is a way I can just glue or even clamp the split or area around the
split and the strength will be maintained. In fact, I have placed a
stainless clamp around the split area temporarily. Will this clamp be
sufficient, should I glue it, or ?. I'd appreciate any suggestions in this
I understand the desire to fix rather than start over but, I don't think any
repair will be permanent. I would get another 2 x 4 and drill the correct
size pilot holes.
Good luck with you project - Bob McBreen
Mostly peoples in this condition would replace the buggered tubafour
but, assuming that ye've got a bit o'time inda piece, ya could spread
out some yeller carpenter's glue and clamp it up fer a spell - no
Thomas J. Watson-Cabinetmaker (ret)
Real Email is: tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet
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