M1 GARAND WOOD REPAIRS WITH SUPER GLUE


Hand guard as received.
The crack is not all the way through the wood.


YIKES!

Remove the finish as outlined in the DIY refinishing page.
Wrap a wet washcloth around the guard for 4 hours, then steam the dents out. The crack gets bigger.


YIKES!

Fill in the crack with Fiebing's Dark Brown Leather Dye.
After the wood is dry, fill in the crack with Super Glue in thin coats. Let it dry 30 minutes between coats. Don't clamp the crack unless the pieces won't set together by themselves.

After 1 day, sand the excess Super Glue off. The crack is now a dark line in the wood.

Apply stain and tung oil as outlined in the DIY refinishing article.
The filled-in crack is hard to see in the picture, but is slightly noticeable when actually looking at the hand guard.

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