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Dowel removing halp
Dowel removing halp Anonymous 04/12/14(Sat)20:46 UTC+1 No.624508 Report

Diy noob here. Setting up a new desk. As per the instructions, I hammered in a 20mm wooden dowel in its allocated hole but the hole didn't stop and the bastard's gone too far. I tried hammering in a nail to pull it out/using plyers but now its just fucked up and broken. How can I remove it?
Anonymous 04/12/14(Sat)20:55 UTC+1 No.624510 Report

Either screw a fastener into it and use pliers to pull it out or sand flush and redrill a new hole for the dowels.
Anonymous 04/12/14(Sat)21:20 UTC+1 No.624521 Report

should have used a screw not a nail. Screw will hold their grip as opposed to a smooth nail
Anonymous 04/12/14(Sat)21:30 UTC+1 No.624525 Report


Also, try and avoid particle board "furnature"

Also, "particle board screw" -- it has super coarse thread to hold in that sawdust.
Anonymous 04/12/14(Sat)21:39 UTC+1 No.624529 Report
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OP here, used the screw/plier...
OP here, used the screw/plier method and got that phucker out! Thanks /diy/!
nona 04/12/14(Sat)23:58 UTC+1 No.624584 Report

loath particle board....
Anonymous 04/13/14(Sun)02:21 UTC+1 No.624639 Report

looks like you put it in the wrong hole
Anonymous 04/13/14(Sun)02:50 UTC+1 No.624651 Report


Second this. Hate the stuff. Just purged my house of the stuff, proud to say no furniture in the house is made of chipboard (particle board), except the kitchen, damnit.

The remnants, a wardrobe and a cupboard, have been relegated to workshop duty pending the next garden fire I have. Bleh.

>>624529 Congrats on your successful removal! Best of luck with the build.
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