The cracks are so irregular that I decided I would soak hemp twine in glue and then i would force the twine into the gap. I leave the twine to dry for at least 24 hours to make sure it is fully set then I begin trying to fill (hide) the crack.
You can see the filled gap and the tinted glue.
It is a happy coincidence that these two blogs came up on my computer in the last couple of days. I like to share things that I find interesting and topical.
Restoration Vs. Conservation, I am not doing either on this project, this time my work is out and out right repair. Though I will still be trying to make the finish as best as I can so the repairs are too obvious.
A Primer Primer from Tom's Workbench introduced me to a shellac based paint primer. I will be trying that out on my next painted project, like Tom I like painted projects.