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Re: [Shop-talk] Gluing an awkward shape

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Gluing an awkward shape
From: Mike <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:29 -0800
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Depending on geometry and size, I have found rubber bands work well.  
Best to use many small ones instead of a few big ones, as the large ones 
will distort the structure at the joints.  This goes without saying, but 
I'll say it anyway (!); the main thing is to let it dry completely


On 11/25/2015 9:44 AM, Jim Stone wrote:
> My cousin just asked me to try to repair a wooden giraffe carving he purchased
> many years ago in Africa.  The statue (I think it is about 1 ft tall) fell and
> broke into three pieces: the bottom of the neck snapped off from the body and
> the body snapped off from the base.  Ibm game to give it a try, but stuck
> trying to figure out how to excerpt proper clamping force on the two joints,
> especially the neck joint. Are the special clamps that might do the trick, or
> special tricks that anyone knows?
> Thanks,
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