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Making Wood Replacement Parts

03-07-2020 10:36 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

I recently had a customer bring me a chair to repair. It had a missing stretcher, but I didn’t worry about it since I added a lathe to my workshop last year. I also have a lot more confidence now in matching stain… and this one was spot on… the customer couldn’t pick out which stretcher I made for the chair. You can watch the process on my latest YouTube video. I make these videos to share my knowledge and teach others how to repair furniture. I hate to see woo...

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Fixing a Broken Jigsaw

02-27-2020 10:20 AM by PeteCollin | 5 comments »

Hello All,One of my favorite, most used tools broke. It’s too old to find a part. So I engineered a fix, and it worked!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIIvYzwNsBk

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Fixing loose chair joints

10-12-2019 11:07 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

I thought I’d share some knowledge on how to repair chairs properly. I’ve seen so many failed repairs, that I hope this helps people learn do fix chairs the right way. I’ve seen hot glue, screws, nails, and glue applied to the lip of joints – none of these work. I dedicated 20 minutes to show how to do this the right way. I include tips on glue, cleaning up joinery, clamping, and disassembly. I hope you find this educational. Scott https://youtu.be/XSVGLTpCMHo...

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Kerf-Mounted Corner Brackets for Legs - A Repair Story

10-05-2019 11:58 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 1 comment »

I was familiar with leg brackets or kerf-mounted corner brackets or leg braces… they go by a few names. But when I had a piano bench brought to me by a customer, I was puzzled by what went wrong. These are normally bullet proof ways of connecting table legs to tables… so why did it fail? It turns out, someone had repaired this before, likely several times. I had to undo the mess by re-milling a part and properly gluging it in place… I’m surprised how many people ...

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How to replace a broken chair leg?

09-21-2019 01:20 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I had a customer bring me back a broken chair that I had already repaired. At first my heart stopped thinking I had failed my customer. Upon inspection, the chair leg broke in a different spot… the solution… build a new chair leg. I’m sharing this video to show you how to replace a broken chair leg. I hope you find it useful. https://youtu.be/ckUcecfQRb8

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Outdoor Wood Furniture & Wood Rot

07-20-2019 01:53 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I recently repaired a picnic table that was suffering from a bad case of wood rot. The table had some mild issues on the body, but the top was not built to withstand the outdoor elements. See how this came apart and how I replaced parts so they would last much longer and resist wood rot. Video – https://youtu.be/DyaP0ktA8zg

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See how to patch broken wood

06-15-2019 11:48 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

Over the years I’ve learned some techniques to repair areas where wood is missing… without wood filler. Finding the right wood to match is the first step, but then what? I walk through three examples of how to patch wood in this video to share some woodworking knowledge. I hope you find this useful. Scott https://youtu.be/dycS6FBro3E

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Woodworking tips from repairing a broken chair leg

06-07-2019 10:22 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 4 comments »

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. https://youtu.be/AJUWn8QqXVY

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How to Pull Brad Nails and Finishing Nails

05-17-2019 10:25 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 5 comments »

I thought I’d share some trade secrets about how to remove brad nails and finishing nails. These are a real challenge to pull out so I show 4 examples of how to pull out these nails to share some knowledge. I hope you find this helpful. Scott – https://youtu.be/WFNMH_HFQRc

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How to Repair Broken Wood

04-25-2019 11:42 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

In my furniture repair business, people frequently ask if broken wood can be fixed. In many cases it can. In this video I show three examples of how to repair broken wood. I hope you find it helpful. https://youtu.be/AdfhyZvVkio

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