In the second installment of my holiday furniture restoration series I have a desk I made for my sister in 1996. It arrived in need of some polish and some fairly serious splits at the top of the legs where the mortises had been cut. I can't image how the traditional craftsman might approach this problem without making new legs but hot on the heels of my last project I decided to knock apart the desk and reglue it with epoxy. I don't feel too bad about how it has held over 17 years. It has survived at least 3 house moves and 2 toddlers growing up. I'd like to know how owners of Hepplewhite furniture approach vacuuming without damaging table legs.