Repair a broken wooden rocking horse
Give a new life to your broken wooden horse
The child of the house has picked his favorite toy, the wooden horse, but it has broken! You don't have any other option than to do a quick rocking horse restoration. While the child is napping, glue the seat back to its place. You'll be done in less than one minute, just in time for another play day!
WHAT YOU NEED
- Fast universal glue (e.g. Loctite 60 sec. All-Purpose Glue)
Get the materials
You will need a fast universal glue (e.g. Loctite 60 sec. All-Purpose Glue) and a cloth.
Clean the contact parts
To ensure that your wooden horse is perfectly repaired, prepare the surfaces. Make sure both parts fit together tightly and ensure they are clean enough in order to assure a good adhesion.
Apply the glue
Apply thin beads (1 mm thick) of a quick-setting universal glue (e.g. Loctite 60 sec. All-Purpose Glue) to the entire surface of the broken piece. It's very important to apply the correct amount of glue, because if you use too much it will increase the bonding time required.
Position the broken piece
Once you've applied the glue, take the broken piece and slowly place it in position. Do it gradually to ensure that you're gluing it into the right position. If you're using a repositionable glue (e.g. Loctite 60 sec. Universal Glue), this is the time to finish positioning the piece and to check that it is totally aligned.
Hold for 60 seconds
Now, hold and apply pressure on the entire contact area for 60 seconds. Once the curing time has passed, that's it, the piece will be totally static.
Can you believe how easy it was to do a rocking horse restoration? Before going to give the good news to your kid, check if there are any other broken toys around the house that can be repaired in 60 seconds.