Our little theatre (www.SawdustTheatre.com) was given a rocker that is from the Wisconsin Chair Co. of Port Washington WI. (1893-1959).
It looks like someone stripped the original finish, and in the process the glue that holds the crest rail together has begun to let go. It is laid up of three layers plus veneer. I can see what appears to be hide glue, in between the layers. Heat softens this glue. The big question is “how can I get this to re-adhere” ? Can I heat it enough to press it all back together, or must I have it dipped to remove the rest of the glue and start over?
If heating it seems to be the way to go, how? I’m not sure LOML would appreciate hide glue in her oven. Just sayin . . .
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