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Forum topic by ChadRat6458 posted 07-28-2015 01:40 PM 662 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-28-2015 01:40 PM

I want to make a big bead. I have some scrap copper sheet cut offs. I am thinking I could sandwich it between wood. I want to try cocobolo with cherry on both ends. The copper would be between the 2 woods. I want to drill a 3/4” in the middle. What is the best way to hold this together? Should I use some epoxy? Thanks.

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#1 posted 07-28-2015 01:47 PM

Yes, epoxy will work if ya rough up the copper a bit to give it some “tooth” to allow the epoxy to adhere.
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#2 posted 07-28-2015 02:53 PM

Copper moves at a different rate then most wood. I know this as I made an octagonal table in 1984, and was asked to put 1/2” wide copper strips embedded in the joints. Looked good, but when I sanded it smooth, the copper flexed, but went back flat after cooling.

I saw the table about 5 years ago. It still looks good, but you can definitely see that the strips move with the temperatures. ........... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#3 posted 07-28-2015 03:45 PM

I believe fish glue is used to adhere brass and pewter to wood in French marquetry. Fish glue allows a little movement. Search André Charles Boulle. He was a master of the art and used lots of brass.

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

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