How to Toughen Wood with Epoxy
Create durable screw threads and long-lasting jigs
Stripped screw holes and inaccurate, loose shelf-pin jigs will never be a problem again if you start using epoxy to reinforce them as Michael Fortune does. This article shows you his process for reinforcing hinge screw holes before fitting a door, and hardening threaded screw holes for clamps on jigs. The hardened threads are like a steel insert and will never strip. He also uses epoxy to strengthen holes in shopmade drilling guides, such as shelf pin and doweling jigs, ensuring that they never lose their shape.