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Date Posted: - Thursday - 05/ 6/10 - 2:01pm
Author: bruce
Subject: Use an ice pick auger
In reply to: Randall 's message, "another option" on - Wednesday - 05/ 5/10 - 6:17pm

The cut-off screw approach can work if there is enough "meat" on the plug left after the top was cut off flush. Often times there is not. Most of the time the plug will split in two or three pieces simply by poking an auger point into the center, and giving it a slight lever action -then the pieces can fairly easily be "dug" out without damaging the surrounding wood. Randall's suggestion of replacing with the next larger plug size is a good option, and often necessary - depending on the fastener size used to suck down the hand rail. Sometimes even after carefully removing all of the plugs, the fastener head will cause a bit of the surrounding wood to split off - if the fastener head is the same size as the bung.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Bungs -- Mark, M31 ,Aeolus, - Thursday - 05/ 6/10 - 5:18pm

Bruce is right. Most bungs can be removed by prying from the center of the bung. I've had the best luck by using a very small standard screwdriver and a light hammer working w/the grain. The key is to only pry on the bung itself, removing the center then working the two sides. It's a slow process and then as Bruce says the screw itself must be removed carefully. Good Luck

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Thanks -- Terry Bradlow (Sea Voyager), - Thursday - 05/ 6/10 - 8:51pm

Thanks Guys for all the advice its going to make things much easier for me, at least I hope...

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> It's Therapeutic -- Bruce, - Friday - 05/ 7/10 - 12:44pm

Once you get started, it becomes almost therapeutic. I recommend turning on some music while you work. Have fun :)

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