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Forum topic by Accomack posted 12-18-2012 04:08 AM 980 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-18-2012 04:08 AM

While assembling a base cabinet, screwing a support to a hickory plywood side panel I stupidly inserted a screw a little to deep. It did not go thru but it did cause a bump in the hickory skin—- actually three bumps. Hopefully there are some woodworkers out there smarter than I that can help me out of this dilemma.I discovered the problem as I was setting the side panel to apply a finish, Help would be greatly appreciated. Duster

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 05:21 AM

remove the screw

sand out the bump. Sadly if you dont sand the hole panel, you might see it when you stain it.

you could take a damp rag, place a hot iron on the rag thats over the bump which will expand the fibres……let dry, sand the whole panel smooth

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 08:47 AM

read above,

However if you want to flatten the panel first you can always put a block of wood on it, and strike it with a mallet, usually this will remove a bump, and the block will keep you from getting a dent! But if you get a dent, just get out a clothes iron, fill it with water, turn it as high as it will go and set it to steam, it’ll pull it right out.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 09:05 AM

Yeah I have bad luck sanding out the bumps, a few times I’ve sanded through the veneer and left a hole so I try flattening first.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 12:28 PM

Ditto the block idea first….it usually works for me depending on how bad the bump is.

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#5 posted 12-18-2012 03:07 PM

Thanks for the reply’s guys—guess I haven’t hit the bumps hard enough.Will give it another try. Thought Imight try a block and clamp—see if I can get a little more pressure without causing a dent. Let you all know if it works. Thanks again.

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