How to Remove the Clamps From the Chair

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Learn how to remove clamps from the chair, with expert tips and advice on refurbishing antiques from a professional woodworker in this free video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Repair & Restore an Old Chair
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Its really a good idea to take your time when you do this, I'm doing it quick, but you do want to be pretty through, because once this glue dries, its very difficult to remove. And you'll need to use hot water to remove it, don't use a chisel or a knife to try and scrape it off, you'll tear the finish up. Ok, it's cleaned up now. I'm going to take the clamps off. I'm taking the clamps off a little bit early. Ordinarily you would want to let the chair sit overnight and the clamps on a flat surface. But this chair is together well enough right now to show the process of waxing. So we'll take the clamps off. Don't fall apart. Ok.


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