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Re: cedar meat safe

Posted By: James Schooley (0-2pool241-185.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 7/11/4 15:18

In Response To: cedar meat safe (paul richards)

This is an issue that only you can resolve. All of the original material you can save is best for true antiques of import. As for the repair it's self you may find it is easier to remake the entire part from aged wood and have a good desguise. I will use a slow acting epoxy for splits, so they are super strong and permament. On the joints I always use hide glue as it is original and reversable for later repairs. Find a matching wood with semilar grain lines and cut and chisle a good scarf joint that will replace the missing wood and resecure the mortice, would be my call. If you are not prepared to do those steps then cut a fitting patch and hide the repair with stain and finish, you choose, James.

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