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#1 posted 01-01-2018 09:22 PM

Here’s a good Tom Johnson Antique Restoration video where he does a similar repair. Yours is less damaged, so the repair should be quite easy. I find a heat gun is much easier to control than other heat sources, but the trick is to pry up the veneer around the crack, spread glue underneath and clamp with a large, flat caul. Be sure to cover the caul with something like clear packing tape that the glue won’t adhere to it, and if possible, use hide glue so that you can clean the excess with water.

No one can do it better than Tom, so here’s the video:

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