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Re: hinge installation, when all else fails

Bill Houghton, Sebastopol, CA
Like Barry, I use plugs oriented so the grain is the same as the grain I'm plugging. I cut them with the kind of plug cutters used to cover screws. It's my belief that this makes for a stronger screw connection than one into end grain.

I can't count how many times I've had to do this due to botching the location for the screw. It's also useful for older work, where the screw has worn out its welcome in the original wood.

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