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Forum topic by handystanley posted 01-23-2012 01:36 AM 716 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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handystanley

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01-23-2012 01:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question refurbishing glue

Last August I bought a rocking chair frame at a garage sale and would like to repair and refinish it. Is there a way to dissolve the glue that is holding the joints together so I can disassemble it.

Thanks.

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 06:36 PM

I would have to say it depends upon what type of glue it is, but I have been able to soften glue using heat (specifically an old hair dryer). A little moisture would be worth trying also, but I wouldn’t soak it in water since that might swell the wood.

There are some around that know a lot about this type thing, so maybe with a bump you will get a better answer.

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 06:40 PM

Water and heat will soften hide glue. If moisture is going to be an issue then the joint can be soaked in alcohol instead.

Hot vinegar should work on PVA glues. I have yet to try it but others have reported success.

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