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Cutting a new groove
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:29pm

Patti, since it is such a gorgeous day, I took the rocker out in the driveway to "fiddle around" with it. Please remember, at this time I'm certainly not earning any money to speak of, I'm learning things and seeing what happens.
I was able to work that broken and glued piece of wood loose and then get out the finishing nails (which I thought might be impossible to do with the wood so thin and the heads embedded into the wood---but all is good.)
I "picked off" all the glue that I could and in trying to fit the piece back on, there is still a big gap. I'm going to take the chair to the local hardware store and see what they suggest on how to attach it and I'm hoping that I can find some very thin, long screws. I will get matching stain, too. I have all the clamping equipment that I need to glue this and I have time since I still need to order my cane.
Any other suggestions?
Darlene Roehm
d/b/a DKR Cane-Seat Replacements
Manheim, PA


  • Cutting a new groove Patti Erickson, Tue Feb 21 1:48pm
    Darlene, I looked at the pictures on your facebook page. I would not recommend cutting a new grove. Repair the old one with a good quality wood glue and screws. Use restore a finish on the wood... more
    • Cutting a new groove DKR.SeatCaning, Wed Feb 22 12:29pm
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    • Cutting a new groove DKR.SeatCaning, Tue Feb 21 2:50pm
      Patti, thanks for reading and answering my question. So I have follow-up: Have you had experience with this not going well for you in the past? On what do you base your recommendation? The break... more
      • Cutting a new groove Back Porch Caning - Joyce Curtis, Wed Feb 22 5:42am
        Regluing and screwing a rail that has split away is usually no big deal for me, but if the piece is missing or badly glued, I take the chair to a professional furniture repair person who loves his... more
        • Cutting a new groove DKR.SeatCaning, Wed Feb 22 8:38am
          Joyce, thank you. What a lovely answer! I again spent a half hour talking over the imperfections of the chair with the customer, and she said she trusted me to make the right decision. Having started ... more
      • Cutting a new groove Patti Erickson, Tue Feb 21 3:29pm
        Darlene, I tried several years ago, as an experiment, on one of my chairs. I used the dremel tool and it was a disaster. It wasn't even and filling in the old groove proved to me a big problem.... more
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