Trimming Screw Plugs

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Screw plugs are a great solution for hiding the heads of any screws that you use on a woodworking project, but most of the time they stand proud from the surface even after you tap them in. George Vondriska has an easy fix for this problem. You can use a flexible pull saw – rested on top of an old hotel room key or credit card to avoid scratching your project – to trim any excess material from the screw plug. Then, if you want to smooth just the area where the plug is sticking out, use a piece of hard wood covered in sandpaper.