Our woodworking involves making and, from time to time, repairing of items. I have repaired several boxes made for granddaughters, various racks, a small spinning wheel, etc. Most recently, little hands used and (possibly damaged) the niddy noddy our daughter uses to wrap a skein of yarn (the model shown is Nancy’s niddy noddy, a gift from us to our daughter some time ago):
Disclaimer: I have no commercial, or any other interest in Nancy’s Knit Knacks, the maker of the niddy noddy above.
The damage to the end of the long piece, where the threaded insert is encased, cracked due to excessive pressure. The threaded insert was now loose in the hole, and did not allow the cross piece to sit properly in the recess. My solution was to use to Crazy Glue, a low-viscosity adhesive that wicks very well, and allow it to seep through the cracks to wet them; then, several hours in the vise proved sufficient to allow proper curing of the glue:
The following photo shows the glue seeping through the cracks. Keeping the assembly under pressure in the vise worked well to allow the threaded insert to remain seated properly:
Simple? Sure! But it is not always obvious that the simplest repair can be the most difficult. Using Crazy Glue escaped me on the first repair job. I hope I nailed it this time, though.
Our daughter will be thrilled to get her niddy noddy in almost-new condition. I will do a little sanding, and get this ready for delivery tomorrow. Ah! It is good to be a hero once or twice a year.
— Al Navas