Doweled Chair Repair #3: Well it is together

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Blog entry by DrDirt posted 04-04-2014 03:10 AM 1645 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I finally got it together.
No dowels too long.

After the first glue-up, I tested the glue on 2 blocks.
The first break was close to where the vice jaws were, so I thought, that may be the vice acted as a fulcrum, forcing the wood to snap off at the top of the vice, so I turned it around, and moved the glue line to the top of the vice, and the wood still broke instead of the glue.

I really am sold on the Hot hide glue strength.

Another advantage….. hot hide will wash out of your clothes!! Which is great for those times, I don’t wear an apron, or just go into the shop for “just one thing” wearing good clothes.

Here it is all clamped up, and sitting level on the table.

Now I just have to give it overnight in the clamps, and then work on cleaning up the squeeze-out with some hot water and a scotch brite/gray synthetic wool pad.

Then it will be time to do the same to the other chair…select a final color and order the leather seats.


-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#1 posted 04-04-2014 12:58 PM

Glad to see that the patient’s doing well. Time to change your name to DrChair :)

I wonder if the original makers used the same clamps?

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#2 posted 04-05-2014 01:14 AM

Glad to see the glue is holding

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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