How to Screw in the Chair Supports

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Learn how to screw in chair supports, with expert tips and advice on refurbishing antiques from a professional woodworker in this free video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Repair & Restore an Old Chair
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Ok, now that the chair's all glued up and we've taken the clamps off and we're going to reattach these little supports on the side. Let's find a hole and line it up. Now, sometimes these screws will be worn and if the screw seems to be sliding in the hole and not holding, what you can do is take a little piece of a toothpick and put it in the hole. Maybe with a little bit of glue and that will give this screwn something to bite onto. Toothpicks work very good for repairing worn out holes. Also a matchstick will work and in fact even a paper match 'cause essentially paper is wood. So we're getting the screws back in there.

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