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.
The dowel bit or the bolt for that matter usually have allignment problems .
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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