|Forum topic by Andrew||posted 12-31-2011 05:40 AM||4431 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
12-31-2011 05:40 AM
I am working on the “i can do it” step stool – it’s all done aside from finishing and plugging thee screw holes. It’s my first time trying to countersink screws. I think, for starters, I didn’t drill the pilot hole deep enough for the screw shaft, and 2 of my screws broke as I was screwing them in (with a hand screwdriver). These are #8 1-1/4” screws.
Once I drilled a bit deeper, I put the plugs in, but they did not appear to go in deep enough to hold tightly. I ended up sanding off a bit of the bottom part of each plug on a drum sander so the “thinnest” part of the taper was no longer in existence. I filled each hole with glue and tapped the plugs in with a hammer. Now they are dying and in there fairly tightly.
I am concerned I didn’t; do it correctly. It’s a tiny stool for a 2-yr-old so I am not overly concerned about the two missing screws, but I am concerned that the plugs may come out.
Anyone care to give a quick how-to? Thanks!
-- Andrew - Albany. NY