Breadboard screw up

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Forum topic by Shirk99 posted 08-13-2017 10:06 PM 825 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2017 10:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: breadboard monetise tenon

Newbie woodworker here. I am trying to make a hope chest for my step daughter using breadboard ends on the top. I glued only the center tenon but forgot to put the dowel holes in first… any ideas how to fix this now?

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#1 posted 08-14-2017 01:59 AM

Not sure this is the best solution, but it could work:

Drill out the elongated holes on the sides through the top layer of the bread board and the tenon. Glue a short dowel to the bottom layer of the bread board only, then drill a larger, round hole on top and “plug” it with a larger dowel.

Hope that makes sense!

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#2 posted 08-14-2017 06:08 AM

Thanks I think I will try that. I started the process…I drilled the elongated holes on the underside and put small dowels through the top. Wasn’t real sure the best way to plug them but I like your idea.
Thanks again

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