What best way to clamp/strap a round table base?

It is a double pedestal oak table. Cracks in both legs. Some are minor but 2 are large & would affect structural use. It is big & heavy as you can see from the photos. I was thinking of tie down straps like they use on trucks. Would that work to get the cracks to pull together? If not, I'm open to any ideas. Thanks for the help.
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  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 30, 2018

    Sounds smart to me. If you’re going to use Gorilla glue, try to do it from the inside, as it expands and can be very unattractive.

  • Eileen B. Eileen B. on May 30, 2018

    You could glue them using good glue and then clamp them in the vice or use the tie downs until the glue is set and dry

  • Dfm Dfm on May 30, 2018

    Tie downs should do it, rope as well.dont smear the glue. The finish won’t take over that area.

  • Sharon Sharon on May 30, 2018

    I would use carpenters glue, wipe any excess off, then strap them tight until they dry with rachet straps or even old belts.

  • Ken Ken on May 30, 2018

    Open the crack as much as you can by tapping a screwdriver into the space that won't show. Use yellow wood glue along the length of the crack and work it down into the crack using a finger. Be generous with the glue. Remove the screwdriver. Ratchet tie-down straps (around $10 a pair in the auto department at Walmart) will be able to hold the crack shut while the glue is drying. Wipe off as much of the glue that squeezes out as you can with a damp cloth before it dries.

  • William William on Jun 07, 2018

    The tie downs would work. Heavy rope also would work. Real rope not polyester. It stretches. Wrap the rope around the repair and twist with a dowel or screwdriver. For those kind of cracks I would use a two part epoxy. Wipe off the squeeze out with mineral spirits or nail polish remover after clamping. Wood glue can get stressed and the cracks can reopen.