Handle holes in bentwood case

Old 04-01-2022, 11:29 AM
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How can I repair the holes that are broke out bigger in the handle holes of my Singer bentwood case. Apparently it was picked up by the handle and the holes in the case broke out.
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Old 04-01-2022, 06:25 PM
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I would run a small piece of wood, maybe 6"x1" on the underside, glued in place with carpenter's wood glue (turn the lid upside down and put some weight on the new piece to hold it in place.
once that's dried in place fill the holes from the top with wood putty, sand them down when cured, stain the repair then drill new holes to attach the handle. The wood putty would have to be stainable and hard enough to drill.
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Old 04-03-2022, 05:42 AM
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That's the only solution I can think of. Thanks, Joe.

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Old 04-04-2022, 07:16 AM
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i got a repaired case that someone with little care for authenticity did. Two sheets of iron were curved to match the arc of the case. One was placed inside, one out the outside. Drilled and screws and nuts attached it. Not pretty , But it is very strong.
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I could be mistaken, but I think you can get pre-stained wood putty.
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Old 04-05-2022, 03:36 AM
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I went to Rocklers and purchased some wood putty labeled as "red oak". It dried white.

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Old 04-05-2022, 04:05 PM
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As I mentioned, exhibit A
Newer 99 with plastic handle.
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