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Adam

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06-05-2010 10:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: arts and crafts refurbishing question

Hello,

I just purchased some old arts and crafts style chairs. Previous owner dates them to early 1900’s. They need some repairs that will require some disassembly. The mortise & tenon joints are loose and I want to take them apart and re-glue them. Each joint is pinned with a dowel. I was looking for suggestions on how to remove the dowels without damaging the chair.

Thanks,
Adam


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#1 posted 06-06-2010 01:10 AM

Good question.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 06-06-2010 01:15 AM

Carefully Drill out the pins. Or leave them together and use chair glue that has an injector and put glue in the joints

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#3 posted 06-06-2010 02:39 AM

Thanks Jim, I can see drilling ending up a mess. I was thinking about injecting glue. What is chair glue?

Topo thanks, hopefully I can get some good answers too.

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#4 posted 06-06-2010 02:51 AM

Here’s the Chair Doctor glue that I have been using where hide glue is not indicated.

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#5 posted 06-06-2010 04:01 AM

Thanks Randy that looks like it might be the answer.

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#6 posted 06-06-2010 06:13 AM

Chair glue looks like the real deal, thanks for posting it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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