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  1. #1
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    Default Desk SO drop front legs for repair

    Picking this unit up tomorrow but think this will be my greatest challenge yet. Has anyone experience with repairing legs like this?

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    Looks like a repair with a typical hide glue fail.

    It would have been hard to re glue first time . As in clamping it right . And hide glue fails if its not a good tight join .

    Things get worse because now the old glue has to be cleaned off . Hot water and a brush will do it but you lose the perfect fresh joining surfaces.

    So two pack glue and clamping it right works . Tricky clamping like that needs a surface built up with Filler and wood to get the right clamping angle .

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    Rob

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    I took all the legs off and decided to dismantle the loose good ones to clean and glue them. I think they will be the basis of making suitable clamping system first. I suspect I will end up making new sections for the legs to fit into. Started a cleaning of the rest of it just using metholated spirits and a sponge and it is working nicely.

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