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Forum topic by JPrictoe posted 09-19-2018 01:18 PM 535 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JPrictoe

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09-19-2018 01:18 PM

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I need to fill some screw holes so I can re-drill them for a butt hinge that’s dragging my box lid off center. Can someone tell me what epoxy I should use? I want something that will fill the entire hole and cure pretty hard.


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#1 posted 09-19-2018 01:20 PM

Glue a couple tooth picks in and be done

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#2 posted 09-19-2018 01:40 PM

If the screw hole is off by more than a little bit, I will drill the hole a little larger and glue in a piece of dowel. The dowel doesn’t have to be perfect. I will sometimes just split off a piece of scrap and whittle it to approximate round.

In case you don’t know, vix bits can help get hinge screws in the right place.

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#3 posted 09-19-2018 02:15 PM

I’ll drill it larger and give the tooth picks a shot, screw hole is a little too small for dowels I could find. Thank you.

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#4 posted 09-19-2018 08:49 PM

I keep this stuff around

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 09-20-2018 12:54 AM

JB weld quick set sets super hard and quickly, but as others have said a toothpick or dowel is better.

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#6 posted 09-20-2018 01:03 AM

go buy a bag of skewer sticks at the grocery store or kabob sticks. they work great for small hinge screw holes.

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