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Sometimes screws going into wood can be hard to turn in, even with a pilot hole. An old carpenter's trick is to put soap on the threads and the screw will go in easy and fast, without binding. The soap can be bar soap, liquid soap...or is you're in a bind, even saliva.

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common wood borers

Spray spectricide carpenter bee spray into borer holes. http://www.lowes.com/pd_190359-316-HG-53371_0__?Ntt=carpenter+bee&UserSearch=carpenter+bee&productId=3479819&rpp=32 Use some wood glue to secure the steel wool in place. http://www.lowes.com/pd_88042-18562-62000_0__?productId=3121069&Ntt=wood+glue&pl=1tURL=%3FNtt%3Dwood%2Bglue&facetInfo= This will in effect, kill any borers that are in the hole, keep them from coming out if they hatch. It will also keep bees that were born in that hole from coming back and re-using the hole. Obviously, the steel wood is too much for the borers to penetrate. Keep a watchful eye for bees that return and spray them as soon as you see any sawdust - repeat the process. Ultimately, the bees won't come back. You could always caulk and paint over the glue/steelwool holes. http://www.lowes.com/pd_219921-68-11540_0__?productId=1061075&Ntt=paintable+caulk&Ns=p_product_price'0&pl=1tURL=%3FNs%3Dp_product_price%7C0%26Ntt%3Dpaintable%2Bcaulk%26page%3D1&facetInfo=

May 03, 2014 | Hardware & Accessories

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how to repair a dinning room wood chair

You can fill the hole with a good wood filler, let it dry and then rerun the screw. Be sure you use good filler like elmers max and fill the hole completely.

Jan 13, 2013 | Furniture

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when running a 3" screw

You need to drill a pilot hole in order to allow the screw to sink into hard woods. This is done by taking a drill bit slightly smaller the width size of the screw and drilling into the wood in the location of the place you would like the screw to go. Then sink your screw into this hole. You should be able to sink your screw with no problems.

May 16, 2011 | Drills

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can you drill a hole for a soap dispenser in a thermacast sink

Yes you can...
Use a good sharp hole saw like you would use for wood or metal...
It is best to drill the pilot hole with just the 1/4" pilot bit before you put the hole saw on and drill the big hole. Use patience and gentle pressure and you'll be through in a minute...


Apr 16, 2010 | International Thermocast Corp Thermocast...

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