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If this were mine, I would first clean the joint the best that I could. Chisel & mallet (gently!) or a paring chisel would do it. Go slow - doing more damage here isn't the idea. You want to make sure two things are accomplished: You want that joint to close and stay closed (with clamps is fine). Make sure that anything that's in the way comes out. You ...


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In general just getting some PVA glue in there and clamping the mitre closed (IF you can even do this with sufficient force) won't do enough, for a couple of reasons. Regardless of the adhesive you want to use for the job when repairing a joint you really want to remove any previous glue residue so that as much as possible the new glue is bonding wood to ...


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What glue suits restoring this old (French?) chair? Take your pick. In addition to there being some personal preference involved naturally, different jobs may require specific adhesives. Although some people — mostly 'armchair theorists' and weekend warriors — insist that only animal-sourced glues should be used to repair antiques1, the simple fact is that ...


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Glue is stronger than lignin in wood, but weaker than wood fibers. If you glue along the grain, the wood will fail before the glue due to the weakness of the lignin in wood, but gluing end grain, the glue will fail before the wood since the wood fibers are massively stronger than glue. To increase strength even more, taper the glued ends so that there's ...


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