I cut the plugs, I use the identical pieces of wood.
I turn the plugs into the holes with the grain running the same ways, I push it in, give it a good tap in, and when I cut off the plug and sand, most of the plugs seem to turn and the grain is always running a different way.
What am I doing wrong?(do the plugs twist when I tap them with a mallet? Should I use a long nose pliers to hold them steady? Im afraid to scratch up the piece.) Is there a secret to something that seems so simple?IM sorry for asking such a simple question, but white oak is expensive in the north east, and I want the most out of my money. Thanx in advance for any help for such an easy question, I feel silly asking it here.