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    Quote Originally Posted by enelef View Post
    Could try sticking a scewdriver in the hole and tapping that outwards with the hammer to remove the pin then - may work
    Yep - see my 1st comment. Tried that S

    "Hi NCArcher,

    Thanks for your fast reply. I've tried this but it doesn't screw out no matter how hard I try - the thing won't budge. I've also tried the obvious putting a screwdriver into the hole and then using a hammer to bang it out but it still doesn't budge. I'm wondering if there is a bolt on the other side of it inside the wood? I know that doesn't make much sense but it just won't come out."

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    yes - but now you *know* it is not a threaded device - back then you were guessing. And you're pretty sure the rest are only held by friction and old wood.
    You can apply a bit more force this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by enelef View Post
    yes - but now you *know* it is not a threaded device - back then you were guessing. And you're pretty sure the rest are only held by friction and old wood.
    You can apply a bit more force this time
    I see what you mean. I'm doing it right now but still nothing unless I really hammer it up well first. I'm thinking I might just have to do that to all of them. The annoying thing about the screwdriver-and-hammer method is that anything small enough to fit into the bolt's hole is thin so the things end up snapping.

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    Could use a BAMF flat tip screwdriver. Put the tip in and tap the handle end to apply direct force to pop it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by enelef View Post
    Could use a BAMF flat tip screwdriver. Put the tip in and tap the handle end to apply direct force to pop it out
    Thanks enelef. I'm working with everything I have and I think a variety of bashing, pulling, leveraging and breaking is doing it. Not exactly how I wanted this to pan out but it's happening!! lol.
    Thanks everyone for your help

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    Im finding this problem fascinating. At first, I was thinking a Lag type bolt,, however I should have been able to be unscrewed. or... Could it be, that the timber that it is in, has been laminated over the bolts head, after the bolt was placed into the hole. I can understand the frustration your having. I will watch this with interest. Best wishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Bloke View Post
    Im finding this problem fascinating. At first, I was thinking a Lag type bolt,, however I should have been able to be unscrewed. or... Could it be, that the timber that it is in, has been laminated over the bolts head, after the bolt was placed into the hole. I can understand the frustration your having. I will watch this with interest. Best wishes.
    After 3 1/2 years, he's probably given up.

    But if not, and for anyone else, I'd note that he was able to wiggle it round each way with an Allen key. I'd consider a few cycles of heating and cooling with a heat gun and ice to break the purchase, then with the Allen key replaced in the hole, place a block at the side rail and pry against the leg of the Allen key to pull the "bolt" out of the rail.

    It was probably assembled by the inverse of this process.

    How did you find this thread in the first place?

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