Gluing and clamping a antique balloon back chair

Before the top arched rail could be glued back,four new beech dowels were turned on the lathe and the old broken dowels were carefully removed with a slightly undersized drill bit and a quarter inch chisel.

These chairs are difficult to glue up because there are no square edges and pressure must be applied to a joint when glueing up.So the thing to do is to make a plywood jig that wraps around the curve of the chair back and turns a curved surface into a square surface.A sash clamp can then be used to apply pressure to the joint whilst the hot pearl IMG_0270 IMG_0269 IMG_0274 IMG_0272glue is drying out.

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