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Re: Problem with Duncan Phyfe

Posted By: James Schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (pmspen1-46.rconnect.com)
Date: 12/23/2 21:37

In Response To: Problem with Duncan Phyfe (Kim)

It sounds to as if the screws have lost their grip on things. The thing to do is to turn the table over onto a clean blanket or rug so as to prevent scratches. Try to tighten the screws in the hinges, if they turn easily and don't seem to get tight you need to remove them and put some glue and wood matches in the holes. Just fill the hole and break off the rest, now try putting back a set of the screws. They should draw up tight and hold the leaf in place. Also look at the support for the drop leaf there may be a similar problem there. There may be a weakness in the leg joints too, give them a wiggle, if the are not tight you can add a couple of mend plates, from the hardware store, with them secured to the bottom of each joint this can hold things temporarily or untill glueing can be done.

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