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Why do chairs break?

10-20-2020 12:02 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

If you stop to think about it, there likely isn’t a more abused piece of furniture than a chair. The constant moving and shifting of hundreds of pounds on it takes a toll. That’s why chairs need to be reglued after some time. It could be 5 years, it could be 30 years, but eventually all chairs will get loose joints… and that creates a risk. I repair a lot of loose and broken chairs, and what I’ve learned over the years is a loose chair will become a broken chair....

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Dust Collector Broken Impeller Repair

08-11-2020 12:58 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 4 comments »

Yesterday all hell broke loose. While planing, my Delta dust collector broke and tossed a blade. I couldn’t find the off switch fast enough. It sounded like it was going implode and form a mushroom cloud.Today I took the thing apart to see the carnage within. A broken blade that caused a serious out of balance situation. The collector was dancing. I called Harbor Freight’s in the area, as that’s all I needed at this point, but none to be had unless I wanted to travel a long ...

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How to Repair an Antique Wooden Chair with Upholstery Seat

06-20-2020 10:16 AM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

Here’s how to take apart an chair with an integrated upholstered seat, clean up the joints, and glue it back together so it’s rock solid again. Leave a comment in the video if you have a question. Cheers. Scott Video link—> https://youtu.be/tduCQzqJbPc

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Easy Drawer Rebuild to Fix Ikea Style Drawer

05-30-2020 06:56 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

A customer brought me a broken drawer. It was made of particle board – not good for repairing. I made this video to show how to rebuild a drawer as simply as possible while still using reliable construction methods. The purpose of showing this is to encourage people to repair their broken furniture instead of throwing it I the landfill. I hope this is useful for a few people and may also help you learn how to build drawers for new furniture. Video link—> https://youtu.be/nn...

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Don't Do This - Bad Woodworking Repair!

04-26-2020 04:33 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I’ve heard it many times… what separates a bad woodworker from a good woodworker is how well they hide their mistakes. Repairing furniture is a great way to learn how to hide woodworking mistakes. I just published a YouTube video showing a bad furniture repair, how to take it apart, and how to fix it. Here’s the before and after photos. Link to Video—> https://youtu.be/wRk27aEkmyE

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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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