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Forum topic by coachmancuso posted 08-20-2013 12:34 PM 741 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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coachmancuso

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08-20-2013 12:34 PM

I have a metal insert that was in a wooden leg to a table that had stripped out of the wood what is the best way to get it back in there to stay? It is in pine. The wooden insert is a anchor that goes into the wood to put the lag bolt into it to hold the leg on.

-- Coach Mancuso


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#1 posted 08-20-2013 01:15 PM

Does the insert look something like this?

If it’s not stripped out too bad I would probably just try to glue it in with epoxy. If the wood is torn up pretty bad a better fix may be to drill out a large hole with a forstner bit and plug it with a piece of hardwood, then re-drill for the insert.

-- Rex

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 01:58 PM

yes it does look like the picture. 2 Part epoxy?

-- Coach Mancuso

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 02:01 PM

Yeah, any ol’ 5 minute epoxy should do fine, something like this for example.

-- Rex

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 02:14 PM

Thanks Rex

-- Coach Mancuso

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 05:49 PM

”I second the second half of what Rex said….plug it…fix it right, epoxy is just a bandaid.”
Ditto that.

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 10:09 PM

I third the plug it, re drill method, usually with mahogany or oak plugs I keep cut around the shop.

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