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Forum topic by rockester posted 01-02-2012 07:21 AM 851 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-02-2012 07:21 AM

one of your writers, mentioned using diluted pva glue to strengthen spalte wood. what was the ratio of glue water?


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#1 posted 01-02-2012 10:28 AM

Bearpie suggests a 50/50 mix of glue and water – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/37546

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 11:26 AM

Hey…welcome to the site

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 01-02-2012 03:31 PM

The best material I’ve found to harden soft spalted wood is marine grade epoxy thinned with 15% acetone. It’s as thin as water and penetrates deep into the soft wood. I also use it to harden the surface of patterns I make for my carving duplicator.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#4 posted 01-02-2012 03:59 PM

Haldoughtery:”The best material I’ve found to harden soft spalted wood is marine grade epoxy thinned with 15% acetone. It’s as thin as water and penetrates deep into the soft wood. I also use it to harden the surface of patterns I make for my carving duplicator.

Roger that, though on small areas I’ve also used CA glue with good success.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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