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#1 posted 07-20-2010 06:17 PM

Rick and Rich, thank you for the responses.

Rick, I figured drilling the hole deeper would allow for more dowel contact with the tray, but it would involve going and finding different screws of the same thread pitch, only shorter. This might be the way to go though? I’m just really short on time right now.

Rich, My original thought was to use the plug as an actual decorative element. The holes are drilled into curly maple and I was going to use a walnut dowel to plug the hole, since there’s also walnut in the tray. Not sure that it matters though, since I may end up covering up the the plugged area with the cork feet.

I’ve got Titebond III, so I’ll just give that a shot. The plug will be under no stress whatsoever, other than the forces of gravity, so it’s not imperative that I het a super-strong bond. I just wasn’t sure if there was something that might work better in getting it to seat on the screw better, although maybe I don’t really want it to bond to the screw since that could, in theory, work itself a bit loose over time, compromising the integrity of the plug. I suppose if I glue the cork feet over it, it wouldn’t really matter anyway.

Do you think the Titebond III would also be a good choice to use on the cork feet since they already have some sort of adhesive on them? I’ve also got a little bottle of gorilla glue… maybe that would be a better choice for the feet, since it might bond a touch better with the adhesive backing that’s already in place?

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