quick repaire tip for small stuff

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Blog entry by Dennisgrosen posted 11-28-2010 07:07 PM 1772 reads 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

had a little disastre with a thing I have to make when I made a try fit with some inlay
and I was a very upset becurse I hadn´t any spare wood to make a new from
the accident was al my foult becourse when I was making the try fit I forgot that
the piece of wood wasn´t on the table but was sitting on its place just resting on its
edges on the box so this is what happen when you have too big thumps and don´t think

okay on to the glueing station no big deal I thought two day max. and we can continue the work

but no when I come to this stage I realised there was a crack in one of the peices
now what to do Hmmmm

then I remember how it cuold be done from the building and flying days with R/c planes and boats
so I thought if it can be done in Balsa why not try it now

here is the crack infront of the needle

and here is how to fix it
take some glue and thin it with water just enoff so it can come thrugh the injection needle
but first you open the crack with a tuthstick (don´t use a knife or anything in iron can bee seen after the repair)
and do remember to do it from the hiden side of the wood becourse if you need to squiise the into
the crack and you will then the needle leeve a little round hole

it works fine on smaller thing that will not have pressure on them when finished remember
its a thined glue and therefor hasn´t the same strength as normal

hope it can be a little help to others in the future
thow I do wisch you don´t need the tip in the future best of luck to all

take care

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#1 posted 11-28-2010 07:14 PM

Thats a shame Dennis hope you can salvage it ok

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#2 posted 11-28-2010 07:42 PM

Dennis…What would we do without glue? Nice job!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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#3 posted 11-28-2010 07:46 PM

Good catch Dennis. Anybody can make the little mistakes. It takes talent to make invisible repairs.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 11-28-2010 07:59 PM

Nice job Dennis.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 11-28-2010 08:04 PM

Nice Save Dennis.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 11-28-2010 08:06 PM

ouch …some yellow glue is good for you to keep the breaks and cracks away….so no more drops…or plipity hops…and keep the bad things away….while dennis can glue…maybe for me and you..he keeping things together for sure…...and yellow glue is the cure… keep your eye upon the road so you will have some safety for your load… one to say…you dont know the way…all will be safe…yellow glue in hand…...the best repair stuff in the land……ok , i will quit the poem..and i will go roam…....away from this post today….....grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 11-28-2010 08:11 PM

good save dennis

and a nice inlay

thanks for the tip

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 11-28-2010 09:39 PM

Dennis- You CRACK me up! Pun intended- I think? I can’t believe you can salvage this smashed up piece of wood? I am excited to see the finished project. :) I have to say that I LOVE the way you write- it makes me giggle when you say things like “take some glue and thin it with water just enoff so it can come thrugh the injection needle but first you open the crack with a tuthstick.” Though of course I have never really heard your voice, it’s like I can hear you saying these words with your accent, and it makes me laugh. I LOVE IT! For the record, I would have smashed that wood to bits and thrown it all in the fireplace. :) Again, post the pics of the finale. I am anxious to see it. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#9 posted 11-28-2010 10:54 PM

I have a needle and syringe I have used for years for the same purpose, and the same way…...............great minds think alike, especially Danish ones. Can’t remember where I got it, but I have a needle with a squared off end, rather than a sharp end. As you might imagine, I have unlimited access to needles, but that squared off one is the one I use the most.

I want to see the fractured project come to life also…............saved from the incinerator, the fireplace, the landfill, whatever…..........

Still working on sawdust control for the TS, but making good progress today.


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#10 posted 11-29-2010 01:55 AM

Trevor : I think its okay now :-)

Gizzmann : thank´s for the poem make me laugh

Gene ,Jamie and David : Thank´s for looking , the inlay is not as good as I hoped it wuold
but its the first time in 30 yeárs I had worked metal speciel this small

Kelly : glad I can make you smile :-) and don´t worry my speaking of the English is even worse…LOL
just not used to make teaching stuff….LOL, just wanted to make it short as possiple :-)
and I just had to salvage the peices its a gift from Mads (Mafe) remember the picture from his shop
so not a chance to throw with it ….but I can asure you there is both a tool and a piece of wood
that can remember the day….LOL

Jim : those stump needles sounds like a good idea
I think I can get them in the R/c shops … the R/c days we always had motor oil ready in
those injectiontubes with needles on both to lubricate and some to give the engine a start snaps
good to hear you have shop time :-)

take care

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#11 posted 11-29-2010 02:10 AM

Dennis, don’t waste your time with these insulin needles. lol Man is the hole in them small. I never could get the glue through them. The larger ones like you used are the cat’s meow. Rand

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#12 posted 11-29-2010 02:23 AM

Rand I´m not sure witch size this one was but it was the smallest I had around
and in the store were we get medication they always look funny at me when I go
in and buy theese things in different sizes and different tubes too
what do they think …......I´m on drugs or what and the owner of the store always nod and smiles
he know better …..was a neighbor elleven years ago and had seen my R/c planes…LOL

take care

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#13 posted 11-29-2010 04:00 AM

Dennis, I feel your pain. Just a second of not paying complete attention and a project can become a disaster. I’m just wondering what this lid is for. Has a resemblence to a greasebox. Is this the DG as in Dennis Grosen grease box # 2??? I could tell a story on myself but I don’t want to give away a secret yet. Hope the repair comes out ok.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 11-29-2010 10:33 PM

Ken : thank´s those seconds ain´t easy to deal with and this was a litte le worse than usual
I had just shown My Daughter Silke the litle box and asked her what she thought
and forgot all and just had the brain running on autopilot so what do have I learned ,
think , think think nomatter what kind of female thats near and try to take your atention…...LOL
ahe is juat so charming can always twist her dad around her finger :-)
and Ken you are very close it shuold have been the first but as you know , its not always
the leader of the race that cross the finishline as the winner

Take care

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#15 posted 12-07-2010 06:17 PM

You are Lucky Dennis,cause i just heard that 3 pieces of the same wood to make lid of is sendt to you so if you dont already got them soon they will be there so you can give it a try again :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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