Woodworking tips from repairing a broken chair leg

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Blog entry by WoodshopTherapy posted 06-07-2019 10:22 AM 1100 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve improved my woodworking skills and knowledge from repairing furniture over the years. I pick up on how pieces are constructed and learn how to conceal flaws. This is my latest video on repairing a broken chair leg. If you haven’t tried repairing a piece of furniture before, I encourage you to try it out.

-- Scott Bennett - sharing woodworking knowledge

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#1 posted 06-07-2019 11:24 PM

This video is a excellent repair and tutorial concerning restoration, thank you for sharing.

I noticed the back of the chair came apart rather easily, were the original glue joints loose?

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#2 posted 06-07-2019 11:52 PM

I noticed the back of the chair came apart rather easily, were the original glue joints loose?

Yes, I was surprised how easily it came apart. The spindles didn’t appear to have any glue on them. Scott

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#3 posted 06-13-2019 10:48 PM

Very good video, not sure of the long term life of this chair? As you said that glue is stronger than wood but I’ve found that a leg that blows up like that did is not made from a good hardwood in the first place or it had a very heavy person sitting in it.
Keep your super videos coming.


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