I recently caused a friend to almost spit food out her nose while laughing after I told her how I fixed my cabinet knobs. For context, I arrived here 50 years ago and was part of the Alaska that couldn’t always get what it needed to fix stuff. So, ingenuity was a prized quality to have when you needed to get your skidoo going again while you were on the tundra in 40 below weather with just duct tape and hope.
(By the way, as an Alaskan who likes to avoid unnecessary conflict, I will be spelling it as “duct” tape throughout this piece, but with complete acknowledgement of the preference by some for the “duck” tape spelling. So long as it sticks, no one really cares.)
Anyhow, I had knobs on my kitchen cabinets that started twirling uncontrollably when the threads of the screws stripped. I felt a perfectly reasonable solution was to pour superglue into the knob end and then re-screw it into the cabinet on the theory that when the glue dried, all would be held fast. This did not happen. What did happen was that the knobs still twirled around on the screws but now they were superglued into the cabinet door.