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Re: Glue Joints

Posted By: Benton Ham <bbham@bellsouth.net> (adsl-18-4-186.rdu.bellsouth.net)
Date: 7/8/3 12:51

In Response To: Glue Joints (Rick)

Rick...It's the acetic acid in the vinegar that eventually will soften the glue. So the type doesn't make a lot of difference. Look at the label. Most vinegars have a 5% content of the acid.

Heating the vinegar might speed up the process. If it's ordinary wood glue, hot water will also work sometime. You might also try boring a small hole (1/64" or less) into the joint. Use a syringe to inject the vinegar or hot water into the hole and give it time to work. Be patient. A tough joint might take a couple of hours or more.

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