I have one book which advises me to use heat to reset the glue on original
pieces of veneer that have fallen off a ~46 year old piece. Specifically it
suggests using an iron with some blotter paper between the iron and the
Has anybody ever tried this? Any advice on this or alternative methods is
The "trick" relies on the veneer being bonded w/ hide glue which can
sometimes be reactivated w/ heat. All you can find out is that it
doesn't work or that it is nonuniform in working (my usual result :( )
Alternative is new glue. W/ the piece entirely off it's easier than if
it is a corner to get a clean surface.
At <50 yrs, it's not yet truly an antique, and has high probability of
being factory manufactured piece and the glue may not have been hide but
a two-part. In that case, the heat won't touch it and you'll have to
clean the surface and start anew.
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