|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 03-10-2014 03:29 AM||671 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
03-10-2014 03:29 AM
I am in the process of building four base cabinets for a wet bar project.
I predrilled all of the holes for the Blumotion soft close hinges and had four of the six doors installed for test fit when it happened. A screw simply broke in two pieces just below the head!
That about ruined my day. After a fair amount of fussin’ and cussin’, I decided to make an attempt at removing it. I have several plug cutters but I couldn’t find the 1/4 incher. So, off to the big box store I went. I made it just in time before they closed the doors for today.
Armed with a new 1/4 inch plug cutter, I mounted it in the drill press and proceeded to cut the plug around the screw threads embedded in the hard maple door frame.
Then, I cut a 3/8” plug and glued it in the hole. Hopefully I will be back in business after a little touch up sanding tomorrow. the hinge will cover up the repair job. It will be good as new. I think when I pre-drill the hole again, I will make it a tad larger.
Dang it anyway.
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