Chair leg repair

I have a chair that the wooden leg broke in the middle. clean break in half. It is a horizontal break, not hight way. What is the best way to fix this. Drill a hole in the two parts and glue in a hardwood dowel? any other ideas? Is there a web site that shows how to do repairs to furniture? If so, please post it. thanks in advance.
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Personally would drill and put in a short piece of threaded Stainless Steel rod or a cutoff SS bolt - glued with expoxy
On Wed, 8 Sep 2004 12:49:09 -0400, "Major Canuk"

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use wooden dowels I used 3 dowels on a table leg I fixed

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The dowel bit or the bolt for that matter usually have allignment problems . so make another horizontal cut with a bandsaw perhaps a couple of inches above or below the fracture. Prior to making the cut make a register mark so the two pieces can be correctly realligned .
Now take the two broken ends and dry fit them together to form a perfect joint now drill a dowel hole all the way through the fracture . Now disassemble that arrangement and now match up the two that were the result of the bandsaw cut using the register mark made earlier [also a dry fit] backdrill a dowel hole through this joint using the hole previously drilled through the short section as a guide .
Insert glue and insert dowel into all three sections . If done right the repair should be invisible, however the leg will be shorted by the thickbness of the bandsaw cut ............mjh
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