I am trying to mount this bike repair stand to a workbench. I am not very handy, but I love to learn and hope to get handier starting now....
It came with no instructions. Guy at Home Depot suggested that I use #12 7/8" round head woodscrews with #12 1/4" washers. (Sitting in white tray in my pictures.). He also told me to use 1/8" drill bit to drill pilot hole and to fill the hole with gorilla glue before I screwed in the screws.
So I drilled my pilot holes (all the way through the table). Dropped some glue in, stuck bike stand on, then washers, then screws. Then used drill with Phillips head to drill in screws. Screws would never really go down all the way. Once they made contact with the washer, they would just keep spinning but never tighten up. I tried one without the washer, and I got the same result. I tried putting the top of the stand on and then loading up my bike, but the mounting plate immediately came up, bringing screws out with it.
I'm sure I screwed up about every step. Can you tell me where I went wrong?
Is the table I'm using even thick enough for me to mount this thing? The workbench came with my house and is constructed with 2x4s