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Re: wood spindles splitting

Posted By: Bob Klein <bobklein1@cox.net> (ip68-1-111-93.pn.at.cox.net)
Date: 3/13/5 18:36

In Response To: wood spindles spliting (Jay Gould)

I too recommend hot hide glue. Aside from what has already been mentioned for originality and reversibility, the strength is on par with any of the glues out there, the working time is adequate, and the cleanup is easy. It is truly a joy to work with.

As stated before, if you can get it all apart to boards it will go easier. You may have to do some sanding on a table sander (not a hand held sander, you are trying to get a flat surface) even so a good sharp scraper is necessary to clean and flatten the boards. Doing a good glue up is not as easy as you think on this. Remember, the wood has moved, it has swollen and shrunk and probably turned a bit so you need to have a good joint. You can't glue air so a good mating surface is important. The hose clamps are the way to go. I have some thick leather (thick like on stirrup straps) to place between the hose clamps and the wood. Have fun!!!

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