|Forum topic by BJODay||posted 08-05-2014 04:53 AM||742 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
08-05-2014 04:53 AM
I did email Tite bond and they replied that it would work for the application I described. The piece will get wet, but won’t be submerged. Well now that the pieces are done and gone, I took some of the scraps and did some tests.
Here are the scraps.
Here is the water.
Here are the pieces in the water.
First piece soaked for 1 hour. Notice that for this test I stopped using power tools and began using malted beverages. I could not pry the lamination apart.
Second piece soaked for 2 hours. I could not pry the lamination apart, (by hand).
The third piece soaked for 3 hours. I couldn’t pry this apart by hand either. But I took the fourth piece to the work shop and hit it with a chisel 6 or 7 times and it did split.
The last piece I’ll let soak overnight, (I’m out of beer). I feel confident that these pieces will last through this rowing season. Hopefully in the future I’ll have more time and will use a better adhesive for the job.