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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 11-16-2012 08:21 PM 824 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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11-16-2012 08:21 PM

I have a customer with an Ethan Allen dinning set that has these spoke back chairs and one of the spokes broke.

I had to wait on my lathe to get here for a week, and now that it’s here I turned several and decided the one out of maple works the best.

The finish is a gel coat and it matches almost perfectly.

75$ repair just brought the price of my new lathe down a bit.

here is before, as you can see it broke at a bad spot.
I doweled the spoke together with a 1/4 walnut dowel and reused the screw.
I made the button myself and when the glue dries I’ll chisle it off and touch it up.

After



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#1 posted 11-16-2012 08:35 PM

Nice job Russ.

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 08:36 PM

Thanks Shane, it came out better than I expected.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 11-16-2012 08:43 PM

Very nice, indeed!

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#4 posted 11-16-2012 10:02 PM

Very nice fix indeed…... Before you know it the lathe will pay for itself….....

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#5 posted 11-18-2012 03:21 AM

Looks great!

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#6 posted 11-18-2012 03:31 AM

A great repair, I think your customer is going to be thrilled.

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#7 posted 11-18-2012 04:14 AM

Nice job!

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#8 posted 11-18-2012 05:50 AM

My rocking chair just broke in the same area , but it wasn’t a clean break. Nice fix on yours though , Russell : )

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#9 posted 11-18-2012 11:11 AM

In the spirit of piling on… very nice work. It looks perfect.

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