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Old 08-12-2017, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default Stripped Screw Hole in Wood

I have an engine cowl tab I stripped the screw hole out. Not an option to move it. With larger and real wood I know how to fix with wooden pegs and wood glue. The Tab is made of plywood that looks to be about 3/32" thick.

How do you fix it?
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Either a toothpick glued into the hole and re-bored or another piece of wood behind it would be my solution.

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Can you glue a scrap of plywood behind the stripped hole and screw into that?

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Yeah - what kind of access do you have?

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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Yeah - what kind of access do you have?
Yep I ended up glueing a piece popsicle stick to the Tab and will drill pilot hole later today.
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Sometimes wicking a little CA in the hole will restore the 'bite'. But wait for it to dry or you'll never get it out.
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If I can get behind .... I drill out and insert a blind nut.

You can also get inserts that go in from front ... as you screw bolt in - expands and bites ...

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Originally Posted by dereckbc View Post
Yep I ended up glueing a piece popsicle stick to the Tab and will drill pilot hole later today.
Probably a smart decision (wood and glue) keeping weight distribution down without metal nuts and bolts changing C/G characteristics.
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