If you'll recall from your grade school science lessons, a screw is a simple machine. If the hole is quite small, you might also be able to use a few wooden toothpicks. Here's how I fixed it in about four minutes for five screw holes. Oh yes, VERY worth it. Craig February 28, 9: Once super glue is frozen, it becomes a lame duck Charley I've had very good luck doing this, except that I use epoxy.
Seriously though, there's a lot of good advice here. I decided just to deal with all of the holes systematically regardless of condition. When I formerly owned two Wisner Tech Fields, I ended up using most of an entire box of toothpicks refastening those little brass wood screws that no longer tightened down in the soft mahogany wood. Bawlmer Hon posts. Dunk the skewers into the epoxy and jam them into the hole. Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 20, I was able to just use the same hardware, which was helpful, since I don't have tons of white, hex-headed sheet metal screws in my fastener box.
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Now simply remove as in 5 with a socket wrench. Test fit the bolt in its hole. Grumpy, those are called "speed nuts". You might also be limited by the thickness of the material that the screw goes into, preventing you from using a longer screw. These are not fixes for a striped screw. What to do when your home smells like smoke? It is just too crumbly to hold a screw.
Yes, Bohdan's method is the way to go. The screws are located in the back securing the black metal cover. Otherwise glue some slivers of wood into the holes - again with epoxy. I generally use the same or similar type of wood and cut slightly tapered plug to fill the hole. I would use Rawplug Woodfiller available from B7Q etc.