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post #21 of 25 Old 02-10-2014, 06:08 AM
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If you break it to re-glue it, glue doesn't like to stick to itself. And it can't get into the fibers of the wood because the old glut seals it off. I'd leave it, till it breaks on its own. Then you can test your ingenuity on dowel setting :) I do like you figured it out though. Do you plan to do more woodworking, or is this just because you had a chair you liked that needed it?
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Bastien: I'm planning to do the 7 other dining chairs (I have already stripped them) and then maybe a half round table to go in my hall. We'll see where it goes from there. I am a big fan of being able to do things myself and I just purchased a fairly large farm so I expect that some form of woodworking will become a hobby of necessit. However I do know I'm more interested in refinishing than building from scratch because I really appreciate the history and quality of the old pieces. I have been reading a lot of other threads on here and the scope of work is significant!
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post #23 of 25 Old 02-10-2014, 08:43 AM
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lots of refinishing help here

BTW where are you located? That matters for some climate related issues in finishing. How big is the farm and what is the product? How about a doing little intro in the Introduction threads here.


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Woodnthings: I'm in Ontario, Canada. I actually did post in the welcome section! The farm is 100 acres, horses and cash crops.
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I posted in another thread that I have decided to take the thing apart and start again. The arms that I repaired are super solid but my joints are only ok. The arm joints were only attached at one end since the other end screws in and the hole is stripped. I was able to wiggle it until the glue cracked and the dowels snapped in half. Now I'm thinking I should pull the whole thing apart again. I'm worried I didn't get enough of the old glue off. Since this is likely the case I think I'm best to do as planned and go with epoxy.
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