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Old 08-15-2006, 06:13 PM
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Re: Repair broken plaster sculpture

I've never seen this problem, but have the following question. If you assemble large pieces using white glue such as Elmer's, and then wet the plaster to fill gaps and so on, will that weaken the glued areas enough for the piece to fall apart again?

Both methods sound OK to me, except for this problem. Maybe there would be enough internal locking for the pieces to remain attached. Also, if you have the piece thin enough in cross-section, you might consider plastering burlap on the inside as you reconstruct it, for bracing. I know this will add to weight, and of course, it also will have to be done with the original pieces damp.
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