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11-17-2020 10:24 PM

Acceptable cross-grain joint length - 11 replies

I am restoring an antique camera, which is basically a box, constructed out of 1/4” mahogany. The problem is that it has two long (6”) cross grain joints, which seem to have either separated or were never glued all the way on purpose. I am not sure if I should glue them up or leave as is. Maybe it was not glued all the way to keep th...

09-23-2020 01:27 PM

Polyurethane peels off waterbased stain - 22 replies

Newby question here -Could anybody please explain to me what happened here?I am restoring an old wooden office chair. There is a problem of oil based poly de-laminating from thoroughly dried water based stain. I stripped the old paint and sanded everything to bare wood. I like to pre-finish parts before assembly, – applied several laye...


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