I have a Sjobergs work bench that I bought about 4 years ago. It has served me well while starting out in woodworking while I figure out exactly what I want in a bench. The other convienence is it can be easily disassembled when the Navy moves me around.
The problem is the lag bolts that hold the top to the frame have stripped the holes. The bolts come up from underneath and pull the top down onto the frame. I would like to repair this so the top stays put when I'm working.
I thought about just filling the holes with Titebond and then screwing back into the dried glue. The lag bolts are about 3/8" diameter. Do you think the titebond "plug" will hold?
You can make a small tapered piece of wood by spliting it off the end of a 2x4 and hammering it into the striped out hole and then screw the lag screw into the now smaller hole next to the wedge. You will be suprised how well this will hold!
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