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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Entrance Door Repair w/ Dominos?
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:47 AM »
My son bought a "new to him" house. The strike plate screws have been applied/removed/drilled many times have worn out the wood to a point that they don't hold well anymore. I was originally going to mortise out the material with a router and template and replace with a filler block. Then I had a thought "why not use my Domino?" I have the XL so could easily mortise a slot to cover the screw hole area.

Think this will work?


Thanks,

Mike

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Offline Gregor

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Re: Entrance Door Repair w/ Dominos?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 09:59 AM »
A photo would help to tell more, but glueing in dominos (and flush cut them when dried) so that you can set the screws into them instead of the swiss cheese of what is left of the original wood in that location... should be no problem at all.

Offline bobfog

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Re: Entrance Door Repair w/ Dominos?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 10:11 AM »
Sounds like an elegant solution to me. Just be careful there is nothing hidden in the wood, and that you don’t plunge too far, resulting in cutter damage.

Re: Entrance Door Repair w/ Dominos?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 11:48 AM »
If it's just stripped out holes, I'd think a plain ole 1/4" or 3/8" drill bit (or whatever size that is larger than the holes) to size the hole, then glue a length of that size dowel in there... or is it truly multiple holes or 'swiss cheese' like Gregor said.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2017, 11:51 AM by Tony from Pandora »

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Entrance Door Repair w/ Dominos?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 12:16 PM »
If it's just stripped out holes, I'd think a plain ole 1/4" or 3/8" drill bit (or whatever size that is larger than the holes) to size the hole, then glue a length of that size dowel in there... or is it truly multiple holes or 'swiss cheese' like Gregor said.

I see this problem fairly often.  I'll use Tony's method if there are several holes close together that don't allow me to get a good bite into the wood.  If there is only one, and the surrounding wood is fine, I'll just glue and hammer in a 1/8" or 3/16" dowel (the 3/16" dowel may need to be shaved down some with a utility knife to fit).

I'd try the Domino if the problem area is too large for a 1/2" dowel using Tony's method.     
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Entrance Door Repair w/ Dominos?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 01:16 PM »
I'd be concerned that there might not be enough "meat" for the dominoes to get a sound grip on surrounding material.  I think I'd rather cut out the damaged area, then make a deadman deep enough to meet the closest framing and screw it to the framing for better strength before mortising in for the strike plate and bolt.  YMMV...
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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: Entrance Door Repair w/ Dominos?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 02:54 PM »
Thanks for all the great quick replies. I don't have access to the pictures right now but  looks like the previous owner could done an easy dowel repair but instead kept drilling additional holes close to the original. So I'll see if the frame has enough meat for the domino to glue into otherwise I'll use a wood block repair.

Mike

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Entrance Door Repair w/ Dominos?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 04:11 PM »
If it's just stripped out holes, I'd think a plain ole 1/4" or 3/8" drill bit (or whatever size that is larger than the holes) to size the hole, then glue a length of that size dowel in there... or is it truly multiple holes or 'swiss cheese' like Gregor said.

I see this problem fairly often.  I'll use Tony's method if there are several holes close together that don't allow me to get a good bite into the wood.  If there is only one, and the surrounding wood is fine, I'll just glue and hammer in a 1/8" or 3/16" dowel (the 3/16" dowel may need to be shaved down some with a utility knife to fit).

I'd try the Domino if the problem area is too large for a 1/2" dowel using Tony's method.   

When it's that close to being usable I hammer/glue a bit of bamboo skewer.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Entrance Door Repair w/ Dominos?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2017, 08:23 PM »
Mohawk Finishes makes a 2 part epoxy stick. I would cut a small piece mix it good, then fill the holes with the expoxy redrill when cured.

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Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Entrance Door Repair w/ Dominos?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2017, 11:23 PM »
I use golf tees when faced with that kind of problem.
 A bit of glue,and drive them in , cut flush and re-install the screws.
Golf tees are usually made of hard wood.
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Offline duburban

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Re: Entrance Door Repair w/ Dominos?
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2017, 11:58 PM »
yes, good idea but no.

thats just not good practice for a domino type tool. you hit one hard nail and your going to regret that severely. too many other options at lower risk.
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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: Entrance Door Repair w/ Dominos?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2017, 09:14 PM »
Update - I ending up using 1/2" dowel, 1/4" dowel, toothpick, wood glue, J-B KwikWood...but not any dominos.

Mike