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~Lenore    Posted 05-17-2004 at 20:06:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Someone must pull down on my upper cabinet doors in the kitchen when brousing for something. Twice now, the top hinge screws have come out and the door was hanging precariously by the bottom hinge. Last time I just rescrewed it back up. This time I realized it would not stay.

So... trying to avoid the maddening crowd at Wal Mart; I stopped into the Family Dollar Store. I was looking around at the back of the store pretty much deciding I would have to go to WM. An older man who worked there came up and asked if he could help me.

I told him I did not think so, I was looking for some wood filler or carpenter glue. He asked what for and I explained to him. He suggested I get some big wood matches and push them in the old holes and then rescrew the hinges!! Great suggestion!

I had some good craft glue and those old fashion box matches so it cost me nothing and it worked!!
That was really nice of him and made me realize how some older men think of clever ways to do things. Sort of like a lot of the men here. A youngster working there would have never thought of that. It was refreshing.

Now if I could find someone who could fix my one year old push mower, I would be in hog heaven!

deadcarp    Posted 05-17-2004 at 23:16:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you don't have wooden matches, you can use toothpicks too. I just dip them in glue and keep shoving and breaking them off til the hole's about full,(hinge & all) then saw everything flush with a bread knife and re-install the screw. That way you don't have a hinge to reset. :)

Burrhead    Posted 05-17-2004 at 20:22:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
~Lenore bless yo sweet lil ole heart. You need to start posting a monitor spew alert with them kinda stories.


Who else but an old man would be able to tell ye how to quick fix a wallered out screw hole.

Lord fergive me for my warped sense uh humor.....nitey nite yall.

~Lenore    Posted 05-17-2004 at 20:37:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Haha, I just thought that was so creative like the pioneers!! I love those kind of solutions to small problems

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