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Re: [Shop-talk] Gluing an awkward shape

To: Mike <>,Shop Talk <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Gluing an awkward shape
From: Neil Sherry <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:30:34 +0000
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You could reinforce gluing with steel pins, suitably concealed

On 25 November 2015 21:00:29 GMT+00:00, Mike <> wrote:
>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
>will distort the structure at the joints.  This goes without saying,
>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
>> 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
>> trying to figure out how to excerpt proper clamping force on the two
>> especially the neck joint. Are the special clamps that might do the
>trick, or
>> special tricks that anyone knows?
>> Thanks,
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