How Do You Reinforce A Loose Joint With Dowels?

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How Do You Reinforce A Loose Joint With Dowels?

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Reinforcing joints with dowel rods is a task, that while fairly simple, may take some patience. It is essential that you work slowly and cautiously to ensure that all parts are where they belong and that every joint fits tightly and is indeed reinforced. Read on to learn more. Disassemble the joints using a rubber mallet to help pull them apart, being careful not to damage the wood. If the joints were assembled using screws or nails, remove them before you break the adhesive barrier. Clean all of the old adhesive and dirt off the disassembled joints by either scraping it off with a chisel or sandpaper, being careful not to damage the wood when you do so. Re-glue the joints with epoxy and leave them out of service for a few days or until you are sure that they are dried. Find dowels that are about the same width and about twice the length of the tenon (the prong of wood), and cut off then tenon, cleaning all wood and excess epoxy out of the hole (the mortise). Plug the mortise by gluing

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