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  •  Oy. I'm repairing a 100-year-old (9+ / 0-)

    Malaysian opium table.  It's traveled from Malasia to Somerset, England, to where I live -- all varied climates, though all fairly damp.  And it appeared to have just blown loose all its joints.  Thought it would be a four or five hour job.  Turns out it's been glued a number of times (something no one should ever do without understanding the nature of joinery and the properties of glue).  I have a potion (very mysterious... though available over the internet ;) that will dissolve white glue (carpenter's glue, or Elmer's as most folks know it) but some fool used epoxy when the original glue-up failed.  Takes hours to soak the stuff off, and then more hours of careful removal of the now-gummy glue without damaging the wood (because the joints are very carefully fitted).

    My back is very angry at me.  ;)

    How're you doing, Chief?

    "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

    by Yasuragi on Tue May 14, 2013 at 01:46:14 PM PDT

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