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JSMorgan

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05-19-2020 12:56 PM

I have a slight problem with my drawer front pulls. My jig slipped and one side is lower than the other. At one time, I bought some mounting hardware that allowed for you to make an adjustment left, right, up or down. It’s been so long ago I have forgotten what they were called or where I got them.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
Jerry


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#1 posted 05-19-2020 01:11 PM

Will need some pictures of the drawers and the hardware Jerry to offer suggestions. Is this one long pull that is askew or two small ones that are at different heights? Most likely I would glue a tapered dowel into the hole you drilled in the wrong spot and then re-drill in the right location. That depends on the size of the hardware though too. I would want to do my best to ensure the plug was hidden when all is said and done.

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#2 posted 05-19-2020 01:54 PM

If it will show, a plug cutter and glue the plug in place is the best answer. I like plugs a little better than dowels as they will take stain to match better (face grain vs. end grain and all that). You can orient the plug’s grain so that they practically disappear.

But, if it won’t show around your pull, then go with what HokieKen suggests, a dowel is easy and quick.

Be interesting what others come up with. But, in my experience these are the best solutions.

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#3 posted 05-19-2020 03:05 PM

Washers on the inside over enlarged holes.

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#4 posted 05-19-2020 03:14 PM

Reply to ALL:

Thank you for your advise. I don’t think a plug / dowel would work as the hole is only for a #8 machine screw. I think the larger hole with washers may work by just enlarging the present hole. When I get home from work I will post a picture of the issue.

Thanks everyone!

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#5 posted 05-19-2020 03:18 PM


I have a slight problem with my drawer front pulls. My jig slipped and one side is lower than the other. At one time, I bought some mounting hardware that allowed for you to make an adjustment left, right, up or down. It s been so long ago I have forgotten what they were called or where I got them.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
Jerry

- JSMorgan

You’re probably thinking of drawer front adjusters
If so, I don’t think they would work.

It really depends on how far off the hole is.
Plug and drill, or, Use a drill rasp, or a rat tail file (if you have one small enough) and file the hole the direction you need the handle to go.
As long as the handle will cover the miss.

Is it painted, wood, natural finish, stained? Depending, it may be easy enough to patch, re-drill, and touch up.

-- I only know what I know, nothing less, nothing more -- That doesn't count what I used to know..

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#6 posted 05-19-2020 03:24 PM

Lee Roy,

I will try with a file but as I said the hole is very small. The from will be stained.

Thank you!
Jerry

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#7 posted 05-19-2020 03:30 PM



Lee Roy,

I will try with a file but as I said the hole is very small. The from will be stained.

Thank you!
Jerry

- JSMorgan


Use the drill bit as a rasp, it will get you a little depending on how far off it is.

-- I only know what I know, nothing less, nothing more -- That doesn't count what I used to know..

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#8 posted 05-19-2020 03:31 PM

Lee Roy,

Off by maybe 1/8 or less.

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#9 posted 05-19-2020 03:33 PM



Lee Roy,

Off by maybe 1/8 or less.

- JSMorgan


Maybe go up a little on one hole and down a little on the other hole?

-- I only know what I know, nothing less, nothing more -- That doesn't count what I used to know..

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