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Hi all, hope you are all happy woodworkers. The weather is getting colder, and the leaves are falling. My stomach is aching for some Turkey…. Today’s post is of a Chair leg I was hired to repair for a client..This was a pretty basic repair. The designer of this chair was well, #$%$%. The chair leg is made up of two pieces. The portion of the leg that broke was a miter glue joint. No dowels, just face glued. Well the pressure of the person on the chair creates a wedging affect on the joint, and well it was its time to let go… Here come’s along FREY WOODWORKING INC. to fix the problem… I decided to use a biscuit and my favorite wood glue (it’s a secret, Titebond,, LOL…) to get the task done… Came out great. Heres a picture video I made to show my steps to repair the leg. Hope you all enjoy. Let me know what you think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50nPCB_ARq0&feature=plcp

Take Care, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKING INC.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 620 days ago

I hope it holds up for you Michael.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Delta356

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#2 posted 620 days ago

I to hope it will hold. I wanted to use dowels, but there was not enough meat on the joint…
I biscuit had to do..Being a custom furniture maker by heart, i find if you don’t do it right the first time, the piece will never be right, go figure on this designer… Take Care, Jim.

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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Sergio

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#3 posted 620 days ago

The designer and the builder of this chair should be prosecuted. It is insane. And can hurt someone.
I hope your glue is really powerful because even with the biscuit there is not much area. I would have inserted two 1/4 metal pins at least 2 inches deep and epoxied them.

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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Delta356

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#4 posted 620 days ago

That would not of worker, because there was not enough meat on the joint.. Wanted to do that, but would work in this case.

Take Care, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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Delta356

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#5 posted 586 days ago

That would not work, because there was not enough meat on the joint. Wanted to do that but would not work in this case.

Take Care, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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