JAIC 1994, Volume 33, Number 1, Article 6 (pp. 71 to 75)
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JAIC 1994, Volume 33, Number 1, Article 6 (pp. 71 to 75)

FILLS FOR BRIDGING STRUCTURAL GAPS IN WOODEN OBJECTS

PAUL S. STORCH



3 CONCLUSIONS

The adaptation of an infilling method to bridge structural gaps where flexibility is required has been described and explained. The fill may be easily removed by carefully pulling it back from the wood. A test was performed on a didactic piece of wood prior to treatment. If the wood in the gap margins is extremely weak, this method may not be appropriate. Stronger consolidation with an epoxy may then be needed prior to the filling procedure. The fills are flexible and will allow the wood around them to move in response to ambient environmental conditions without creating additional stresses.


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