Strengthening a cracked rasp handle

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Forum topic by Brett posted 10-23-2014 03:32 AM 945 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2014 03:32 AM

I bought a rasp recently that has a wooden handle which is sound but which has a couple splits along half its length. I’d like to strengthen the handle to prevent it loosening. I know that epoxy will fill the gaps but will it also keep the cracks from spreading? Is there another adhesive that will work better? Thanks.

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#1 posted 10-23-2014 05:18 AM

If the handle can be clamped to close up the cracks, just use wood glue. If you can’t close the cracks then use epoxy, I’d dye it black with food coloring or mix it with sawdust. Probably the handle is drying out causing the cracks, stop the drying with a sealing finish like varnish.

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