FIX THOSE UGLY WOOD PINBALL LEGS

By Alan Lewis

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BEFORE AND AFTER:

Two legs were badly split and the split areas twisted and splayed open. Someone added extra cross bolts to hold them together (sort of).

 

The legs were sanded, repaired, stained with Minwax Gunstock stain and coated with satin lacquer.

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Clamps on both axis were used to flatten all the distortions.

 

Wax paper is used in-between the clamping blocks and the legs for release.

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This leg had a long split going down about 10.

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The two worst legs repaired. The visible split lines can be touched up with paint to try to hide them better.

 

The added cross bolt holes were plugged with face dowels and wood putty. Only the original cross bolt hole at the top is retained.

 

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