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Friday, November 6, 2009

Patching a broken leg on the Mahogany Stand

The Mahogany stand I have been working on has several breaks in one of the legs and was in need of bridging patches. I have discussed bridging patches in other posts, but essentially the patches are put on either side of the break to "bridge" the two sections around the break. This gives strength to the leg where a simple gluing would not. below are some photos of the process.

Laying out one of the patches.One of the patches in place and rough trimmed to the shape of the leg.Gluing the patches in place. One of the patches after it has been sanded and carved to be flush with the leg. The Patches will be stained and touched up during the finishing process to blend them into the rest of the leg.

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