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Brian024

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08-04-2011 04:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question walnut

I have been asked to repair this small round side table. The table apparently was knocked over and it broke the spindle. I know the easiest way to repair would be to cut the ends off square and splice them back together with a dowel, I’m trying to avoid cutting the ends due to the wood being curly walnut and then the grain would not match. I had an idea of making some sort of jig that would hold a hand drill and center it at the same time so I would be able to drill a hole to insert a dowel in the precise place.


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#1 posted 08-04-2011 05:06 AM

Actually, if the pieces fit back together smoothly, glue alone should work. The hardest part will be holding the pieces together while the glue sets. Maybe one of the thicker CA glues would work well in this application.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 05:13 AM

How is the leg attached to the base? It would be ideal to take the base off get the leg lined up and drill and glue with a dowel.

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#3 posted 08-04-2011 05:17 AM

The short piece is attached to the base, no? Glue it first, then drill from the bottom and dowel it. It would probably take any tip over and live.

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#4 posted 08-04-2011 04:17 PM

Thanks a lot for the tips guys. The center piece is glued in place at the top and bottom. I had thought about gluing it but thought that wouldn’t be strong being that it is all end grain, but never thought about reinforcing it with a dowel.

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