Furniture Restoration #7: Final Back Rail Lamination

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Blog entry by Paul posted 09-01-2007 05:24 PM 817 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was able to use the same block of wood that I used to form the front rail. I cut the front rail shape off center in hope I could make that work.
The other completed laminations are in the backbround with the original pieces
starting to get excited about the joinery and reassembly
probably ought to consider the refinishing of the rest of the original pieces first
still have to try to remove applied carvings from the original front rail
my research says moist heat and steam will soften what I believe is probably hide glue

-- Paul, Texas

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 09-02-2007 02:58 PM

I also heard but have not tried that denatured alcohol injected into the joint will break the hide glue bond. I think they used a small syringe like you would use to give a dog a shot.This is quite a project.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 09-13-2007 05:40 AM

Hmmm…now the original pieces are excited!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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