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Combine #5: Glue test (first attempt)

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 03-22-2015 12:04 PM 1037 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In my blog about the Peterbilt truck I mentioned about the problems about glueing the dowels. I got two idea’s to solf this problem.

The first was from kweinert. I think a good idea and maybe I will try this later. The benefits of his proposal is that you can tension the dowels. The disadvantage is that for every angle you have to make a jig and also crossing and T connections are difficult to make,

The second was from Mike. If it would work the way he proposed it would be very easy to make all the different dowel glueings. Though I had my doubts about the strength I gave it a try.

Below three pictures about the trying process. The glue I used is super (CA) glue:


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But unfortunately when I pulled the tape off all the connections got broken.

I really like Mike’s idea so yesterday I bought epoxy glue and next week I will give it another try. I also challenge everyone to come up with ideas All idea’s are welcome.

Thank for watching.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?



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stefang

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#1 posted 03-22-2015 01:55 PM

Probably the easiest solution would be to keep all the holes near the edge of the platter, then you could clamp a small piece of wood over the glued pieces just below the hole to hold them tightly in place while you remove the tape.

An alternative solution would be to use veneer tape. Veneer tape is strong, but made from very thin paper with a water based adhesive. That way you can just use a damp sponge to wet the glue side before application and then wet it with a mist spray or a wet sponge to remove it. It soaks up the water very quickly and is then very easy to remove without putting too much pressure on your delicate glue-up.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 03-22-2015 03:08 PM


Probably the easiest solution would be to keep all the holes near the edge of the platter, then you could clamp a small piece of wood over the glued pieces just below the hole to hold them tightly in place while you remove the tape.

An alternative solution would be to use veneer tape. Veneer tape is strong, but made from very thin paper with a water based adhesive. That way you can just use a damp sponge to wet the glue side before application and then wet it with a mist spray or a wet sponge to remove it. It soaks up the water very quickly and is then very easy to remove without putting too much pressure on your delicate glue-up.

- stefang

Thanks Mike for your thinking and trying to find a solution.

The compounds must be sufficiently strong to resist the removal of the tape, That’s why I will try it with epoxy glue.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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johnstoneb

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#3 posted 03-22-2015 03:31 PM

Can you drill small hole in both ends, then bend small wire at an angle to act as a reinforcement when you apply the epoxy?

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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sras

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#4 posted 03-22-2015 06:40 PM

Sometimes, I just hold the parts in place for a few minutes. Then let the glue set for another hour. Just add a couple wood blocks to your panel to help get the angle right.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Dutchy

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#5 posted 03-22-2015 07:25 PM

Thank you Bruce and Steve.

Drill a hole isn,t an option.

Maybe it sounds unbelievable but I don,t have the patient to hold the parts for a few minutes. It makes me nervous. But I know it works.

Firtst I try the epoxy.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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crowie

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#6 posted 03-22-2015 11:21 PM

I think you’ve done a pretty good job there Dutchy with such small diameter dowels…
I’ve pinned larger 6mm & 8mm dowels with a brad & epoxy but nothing so small, well done sir…
And another WELL DONE to all the blokes with very useful suggestions and advice, makes the forum great.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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