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#1 posted 10-03-2012 01:53 PM

I am superstitious about glue so have everything set up ready to go before applying glue. All about chemical reactions with surfaces, air, temperatures, stuff have very little control over. Not sure there is an epoxy without a 30 minute set time even if takes 24 hours to fully cure.

While most glue charts just a guide actual times can and do vary. I know from experience temperature really affects working curing times for any glue. If hot less, working, curing times cooler longer!

I try working quickly gluing, clamping, and checking for square. Normally exceed clamp time guide times. Guess only item do not use clamps on are pen blanks. If not mistaken hide glue and contact cement have longest open times.

-- Bill

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