Stripped Threads in Wood
all seen it happen, you go to tighten a screw and it just spins free not
grabbing the wood at all. There is a
way to fix that.
remove the screw and whatever it is mounting.
Then you can take any piece of wood roughly the same diameter as the hole
and drive it into the hole. The
harder the wood, the less tight it needs to be in the hole because you are going
to put a screw back in there too. Drive
it in until it won’t go further, then break or cut off any that is protruding
from the hole.
size of the hole determines what you use to plug it.
Very small holes can be filled with toothpicks or kitchen match sticks.
An ideal filler for #10 or #12 screw holes is a golf tee.
Just drive it in and then break the head off.
Once the hole has been filled, just replace whatever is mounted by the
screw and turn the screw into place. If
you’ve plugged the hole too tightly you may need to put a little lubricant on
the screw before it can be turned into place.
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