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Forum topic by cobrahd1999 posted 12-11-2016 02:25 PM 429 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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cobrahd1999

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12-11-2016 02:25 PM

I am wondering if anyone knows how to make there own mushroom button head screw plugs? Or do you8 just have to buy them online. I have a plug tool which is fine to hide screw holes but sometimes the mushroom head looks better.
thanks for any help


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 12-11-2016 03:19 PM

You could turn them on a lathe. Not worth it IMHO though since they’re readily available and inexpensive.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Nubsnstubs

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#2 posted 12-11-2016 03:20 PM

Use your plugs, leaving about 1/8”+ proud. Clean up all glue, and then orbit sand them leaving a rounded head. I did that to a door once that the customer wanted protruding 1” square plugs on the surface. ......... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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Nubsnstubs

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#3 posted 12-11-2016 03:26 PM



You could turn them on a lathe. Not worth it IMHO though since they re readily available and inexpensive.

- HokieKen

The problem with the commercial plugs is they are usually end grain. Not very attractive. Oak is what is available here in Tucson. Still not attractive.

Cobra, do a mock up of what I posted above. If you like it, thank me, but if you don’t like it, it’s just a suggestion….......... Jerry (still in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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cobrahd1999

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#4 posted 12-11-2016 11:30 PM

I think buying them is really the way to go thanks..

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