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Forum topic by KWiK posted 03-19-2016 10:54 PM 412 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2016 10:54 PM

I got the fit a little to tight when I inserted the strips in this, and got a this crack between the two. Which would be better glue to use, tightbond, or CA Glue? I could just cut through the handles, and continue the stripes, but I like the look this way.

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#1 posted 03-19-2016 11:29 PM

Epoxy. Looks like you need gap filling glue.
You can add some tine or sawdust to the glue.

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#2 posted 03-19-2016 11:29 PM

I would like a better discripsion of what you are trying to achieve.

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#3 posted 03-19-2016 11:36 PM

Epoxy. Looks like you need gap filling glue.


If you try to close the gap, there’s a good chance it will split somewhere else.

You could also make a saw cut and add a new 1/8” piece in there.

-- Gerry,

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#4 posted 03-19-2016 11:55 PM

The gap is about the width of a exacto knife, and you can only get that in a little ways. The reason I was considering CA was was thinking the slower setting stuff might be thinner and have a better chance to get down in farther. I suppose Epoxy is a lot slower setting, so I could work it down in better, before it hardens. It doesn’t take much to close the gap. I think a rubber band would do it.

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#5 posted 03-20-2016 12:05 AM

Titebond will work fine but use your shopvac to pull glue through the entire crack before clamping.

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