Suggestions on how I can repair this floor lamp


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Old 10-02-22, 03:25 PM
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Suggestions on how I can repair this floor lamp

Apologies if this is not the correct forum for this question. Any suggestions on how I can repair this floor lamp?

A threaded wooden piece sticks up through the middle of the base, and screws into the pole. The wooden threading inside the pole is fine, but the wooden threading on the piece that sticks up through the base is stripped.

Threaded wooden piece sticks up through the base, and screws into the pole.
 
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Old 10-02-22, 03:33 PM
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Threaded wooden piece sticks up through the base, and screws into the pole.
You mean the pole screws onto the wooden piece that sticks up thru the base.

I've never seen a pole screw on to a wooden fitting.
That doesn't sound like a very strong mounting method.
 
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Old 10-02-22, 03:43 PM
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That doesn't sound like a very strong mounting method.
Agreed! Any suggestions on a different way? I like the lamp.
 
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Old 10-02-22, 05:06 PM
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You might try wrapping several wraps of Teflon tape around the stripped thread.
Short of that would be to drill a hole through it and the mating part and stick a pin through it or maybe drill a hole in the mating part and just screw a short wood screw to grab the shaft.
 
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Old 10-03-22, 06:11 AM
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I'm thinking wood glue or epoxy, possibly mixed with sawdust if there are big gaps to fill, to glue it back together. Of, course this would be semi-permenant and will make repairs in the future more difficult.
 
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