Short answer, no. And you need to make a check to see for sure why you're
getting a poor fit in your joints. Correct that, after cleaning off ALL the old
glue, both in the mortise (hole) and on the tenon (spindle end). You might want
to use a polyurethane glue, but a good yellow glue should work, if the joints
Check your clamps. If the cause is your using straight clamps, a band clamp
might help. You can make your own band clamp: wrap llosely a couple of times
with light rope (NOT twine). Run a dowel through the loose part of the rope and
twist until it's tight. Secure the dowel so it can't spin out. Let the glue dry
at least 24 hours before anyone uses the chair.
"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a *part* of NATO. We have a firm
commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe."
If the mortice/tenon fit is loose, fit a single thickness of an old
nylon stocking over the tenon. Clean off as much of the old glue in
both the mortice and the tenon as you can.Butter both the tenon and
the mortice with your favorite glue, place the piece of nylon, and
assemble. Clamp it and let it sit overnight. trim off the excess
nylon with a shorp blade. Done.
I live in a house my grandfather bought 100 years ago - I obviously
have had some experience in upkeep. :-) I've never had to redo one.
Check to make sure you can reseat the tenon before any glueing
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