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Forum topic by LarryDNJR posted 04-07-2010 07:24 PM 1005 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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LarryDNJR

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04-07-2010 07:24 PM

I goofed up. I was trying to fix a small crack in some White Oak Burl that I had already cut and drilled. I poured in some thin ca, accelerated it and let it sit for maybe a minute. Then I roughed up the brass, applied some thick ca, went to insert the tube and it got stuck about 2/3 the way in. I think it hit that accelerator and just stopped. I couldn’t pull it out, or hammer the wood down over it quickly. Nothing worked. The exposed end is now mashed down. I tried some super solvent but it didn’t help. Thought maybe soaking the whole piece in solvent for a day and try to pull it out but not sure what it would do to the wood. And now like a dumbass as I type this I realize one solution would have been to just stop, sand the exposed brass, get one of my replacements cut it short, glue then insert and sand down. sigh. Anyone else with ideas? Really hate to lose this piece of burl.

-- ~Larry Columbus, OH


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#1 posted 04-08-2010 02:33 AM

Ok, well that sort of worked, except I slightly miscalculated and made the brass tube a tiny bit to long maybe 1/8 so the ink doesn’t stick out as far as I’d like but its ok.

-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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