|Forum topic by chrisstef||posted 489 days ago||755 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
489 days ago
Im off on my latest project … refurbishing a child size rocking chair. It was originally my Uncle’s and he has held on to it for 60 years, needless to say its in rough shape but he would love to see my little boy rocking away in it.
Last night i started to remove the old finish and got to thinkin about making repairs. Its missing one of the four back spindles, another spindle is cracked along the side, and some of the joints are loose.
The four main spindles (one at each corner of the chair) appear to be wedged through tenons, the others simply mortised in place. I think im going to have to take most of it apart to make the proper fixes. My question to you folks is what type of glule do you think was used? Hide glue? No glue at all?
At the missing spindle i cant see any glue residue in the bottom of the mortise.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty