Circle No On Product Information Foam

IRONWOOD'S MODEL 512 - 70I.B. CAST IRON

ROUTER-SHAPER'TABLE

UNDISPUTED BEST VALUE!

Fixing a Broken Spindle

For our first grandchild, I designed a crib with more than 80 hand-turned spindles. Our third grandchild kickcd a spindle and broke it in the center. I can duplicate the spindle but have no idea how to put it back in the crib, short of tearing the rails loose. Any ideas?

Jim Murphy Germantown, TN

OWhen a spindle breaks, you've got two basic options: repair or replace. The former is easier. If you have to replace the entire spindle, the spindle size and shape will determine which method you use.

To replace a thin, straight spindle like you find in a chair back, drill through

WOODWORKING QUESTIONS? Send them to: "Q&A," American Woodworker, 33 E. Minor St., Emmaus, PA 18098. Or e-mail them to: [email protected]

Breaks across the grain require dowel reinforcement. If possible/ drill through rail and spindle, then insert a smaller-diameter dowel.

the rail and pull the broken spindle up through the hole. Insert the new spindle through the same hole, then plug the hole and finish it to match the crib.

If the spindle's profile keeps it from clearing the rail, cut a small rectangle out of the least visible side of the rail. This will expose the mortise so you can remove and replace the old spindle.

A Newbies Guide To Wood Working

A Newbies Guide To Wood Working

Wonder No Longer About Things Like Designs, Tools And Safety. These Problems Among Others Will Be Covered In This E-Book. You Will Be Creating Great Wooden Works Of Art In Very Little Time At All! For The Beginning Woodworker, The Construction of Handcrafted Wood Creations Can Be a Daunting And Overwhelming Experience. Well, Not Anymore!

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment