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    I'm mechanically challenged when it comes to using carpentry tools and I"m trying to hang a frelling shelf in my room by drilling the screws into studs in the wall....

    One problem: they only go halfway before they stop and end up stripping the screws....

    anyone have any ideas on what the hell is going on and is it okay if I just go ahead and not screw it into the wall (its essentially an untreated wall, essentially)...

    thoughts b/c I'm going nuts....

    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

  • #2
    the wall needs more cowbell.
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    • #3
      are you sure you're hitting the studs?
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      • #4
        Pilot holes?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 007@Feb 25 2004, 02:38 PM
          I'm mechanically challenged when it comes to using carpentry tools and I"m trying to hang a frelling shelf in my room by drilling the screws into studs in the wall....

          One problem: they only go halfway before they stop and end up stripping the screws....

          anyone have any ideas on what the hell is going on and is it okay if I just go ahead and not screw it into the wall (its essentially an untreated wall, essentially)...

          thoughts b/c I'm going nuts....
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          • #6
            Originally posted by 007@Feb 25 2004, 04:38 PM
            I'm mechanically challenged when it comes to using carpentry tools and I"m trying to hang a frelling shelf in my room by drilling the screws into studs in the wall....

            One problem: they only go halfway before they stop and end up stripping the screws....

            anyone have any ideas on what the hell is going on and is it okay if I just go ahead and not screw it into the wall (its essentially an untreated wall, essentially)...

            thoughts b/c I'm going nuts....
            Should have stayed awake in shop class.

            I own 2 tools, a hammer and a screw driver. If I can't fix it with them...screw it, it dosen't get fixed.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by devaskar+Feb 25 2004, 04:53 PM-->
              QUOTE(devaskar @ Feb 25 2004, 04:53 PM)

            • #8
              Originally posted by devaskar+Feb 25 2004, 04:53 PM-->
              QUOTE(devaskar @ Feb 25 2004, 04:53 PM)

            • #9
              Are you sure that you have wooden studs and not metal studs?
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              • #10
                Originally posted by davhaf@Feb 25 2004, 04:56 PM

                Should have stayed awake in shop class.

                I own 2 tools, a hammer and a screw driver. If I can't fix it with them...screw it, it dosen't get fixed.
                My highschool didn't have a shop class....but I slept in other classes

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                • #11
                  Originally posted by 007+Feb 25 2004, 04:57 PM-->
                  QUOTE(007 @ Feb 25 2004, 04:57 PM)
                  Originally posted by [email protected] 25 2004, 04:53 PM

                • #12
                  Originally posted by 007+Feb 25 2004, 04:59 PM-->
                  QUOTE(007 @ Feb 25 2004, 04:59 PM)

                • #13
                  Originally posted by Trigfunctions@Feb 25 2004, 04:58 PM
                  Are you sure that you have wooden studs and not metal studs?

                  And WTF is a 'wall anchor' and how do you use it...
                  Wooden I'd imagine...

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                  • #14
                    Originally posted by BringBackZezel@Feb 25 2004, 05:00 PM
                    They couldn't afford the shop equipment becuase they had to pay their athletic teams.
                    Not my fault we beat your school's butt in most sports, save football...

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                    • #15
                      You need to pray to the master carpenter for guidance, my son.


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