I've been procrastinating to do this repair. I knew I could repair our chairs, but I kept telling myself I needed to buy a strap for holding the joints tight while the glue dried. So instead of forking out 15 dollars for a strap at Home Depot I decided to make a strap with two belts. Leather worked best.
I could have gone and bought a better glue, but this Elmer's Wood Glue will work fine. Now we don't need to buy a new dinning room set of chairs. It felt great to make this repair and I didn't have to spend a cent.
When we move to our new place I'm going to get out my tool box and do some more simple wood projects. I love the feeling of working with wood. Especially fixing something and saving it from the dumpster. These chairs are in perfect condition except for the glue on the joints wearing out. It's nice to know that I have this skill and can use it for everyday living.
Electricity would be a nice thing to learn how to do. It would be great to learn how to repair electrical sockets and lamp fixtures. Solar! Green energy! The old nuts and bolts in this head are starting to move again.