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Subject:
reversability?
Response To:
hide glue ()

DizD
I know the mantra on reversibility, but in this instance what is the reasoning - other than "that's the way we've always done it"? For a repair to solid wood you wouldn't want it to come apart. Chances are that if this piece were to break again the wood (lignin) around the glue line would fail before the glue line itself. I have made repairs to solid wood pieces in the past using traditional glues and also epoxy without concern. FWIW I concur with hide glue for this application. Also, to handle squeeze out I hold the wood pieces together and rub the joint line with paste wax. When the glue is cured, any squeeze out will pop right off

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