Repair for failed Titebond dowel joint

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Forum topic by greatview posted 08-13-2018 05:05 PM 578 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2018 05:05 PM

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I’ve got a failed dowel joint to repair. It looks like the original joint was starved of glue. If it were hide glue I could add more glue but I’m not so sure about Titebond adhering to itself and am wondering if epoxy might be the solution.

Any thoughts?

-- Tom, New London, NH

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#1 posted 08-13-2018 05:48 PM

Yes on the epoxy, but have ya thought about an oversized dowel (if possible)?

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#2 posted 08-13-2018 06:59 PM

May be able to match the drill bit and drill out the old glue to give you “fresh” wood.

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#3 posted 08-13-2018 07:08 PM

+1 to both of the above. This is a situation where the old Stanley 59 is a lifesaver.

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