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 Post subject: Large dent
PostPosted: May Sun 15, 2022 12:28 am 
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What is the best way to repair a large dent.


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 Post subject: Re: Large dent
PostPosted: May Sun 15, 2022 12:59 am 
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Prick it deeply in several places with a pin. Then steam it out with a clothes iron. May take quite a while but eventually it should swell back out. You can also just put a wad of paper towel soaked in hot water on it. Keep replacing with hot water and in a few days...voila! Steam works faster but be careful. Pricks are necessary to let the water penetrate the finish.

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 Post subject: Re: Large dent
PostPosted: May Mon 16, 2022 8:20 pm 
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Try a soldering iron in lieu of the clothes iron, but with the same elements previously described (prick it, wad of wet paper towels or rag, t-shirt, etc.). That dent looks like something round fell on it, crushing the wood fibers. A soldering iron - not the tip but higher up towards the handle - looks like it would be a good fit.


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 Post subject: Re: Large dent
PostPosted: May Mon 16, 2022 8:35 pm 
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Thanks everyone for the advice. I am going to try it.

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 Post subject: Re: Large dent
PostPosted: May Tue 17, 2022 3:15 am 
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ktewell wrote:
Thanks everyone for the advice. I am going to try it.

Good luck. Please remember to post back on the results.


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 Post subject: Re: Large dent
PostPosted: May Sun 29, 2022 12:16 am 
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Came out good I used a x-acto blade to get under the wood and help lift it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Large dent
PostPosted: May Sun 29, 2022 12:46 am 
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I would use a syringe and some thin CA glue to inject under the loose wood and lock it into place.


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 Post subject: Re: Large dent
PostPosted: May Sun 29, 2022 12:48 am 
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I did, a lot of glue….

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