Are you handy with a screwdriver, but sometimes find the screw you’re trying to tighten has just outstripped its original place in the wood, and just turns forever without tightening? Here’s a quick fix that works well in repairing vintage furniture with limited options for drilling a new hole:
1. poke the butt-end of a wooden match into the existing hole and mark where it stops flush with the surface
2. pull the match stick out and cut it off at your mark
3. squeeze a drop or two of wood glue into the hole
4. set the cut match stick end back in the hole with the glue
5. tighten the screw firmly into place and let the glue dry
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