Quote Originally Posted by KenS View Post
Dan and John,

I was thinking of something like Loctite to secure a 1/4 inch bolt in the bushing, using a wrench and some
'pulltwist' to remove the bushing from the wood. If there's a problem with the inside surface of the remaining
'hole' a Forstner drill bit might be utilised to make the new hole a little wider, and if required a maple 'plug'
inserted, cut off and sanded flush after which pilot a new hole drilled.... hopefully the bushing might
then be screwed back in with a small amount of epoxy glue on the thread to make sure it will be secured in
place.

Ken
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You do not, methinks, want to go pulling that bushing out until you see what it is that's holding it in--if you splinter the wood, you are in a bad prediciment. It seems to me that if it will not just come out; and it is rotating; then there is something that is keeping it in place under the veneer (if there is some on your camera)--my mushroom analogy.
Once you get it out without damaging the wood, then you have options; and easy ones, I should think.
I used one of those quarter inch whatever they are called to mount a homemade wooden platform to hold my Ansco View Camera on a tripod at the center of gravity. It simply required countersinking the 1/4 inch hole wide enough to encompass the flange part; and just deep enough so that it does not impinge upon the tripod head. Epoxy did the rest.