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Old 12-17-2018, 12:14 PM
s mcfall s mcfall is offline
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been out of knifemaking for awhile...what epoxy does everyone use and like??
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:02 AM
jimmontg jimmontg is offline
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I use JB Weld if having a black grey glue isn't a problem or I use West Systems G-Flex epoxy glue. And if you have a customer who insists upon putting his kitchen knives in the dishwasher you want ole JB, it's rated to 600 degrees. My brother used JB over 20 years ago to keep his rear fender on his truck and it's still stuck on there. He half expects it to fall off, but laughs because it is the only fender that doesn't rattle.

The 2 glues set up in 30 min for the JB and 45 mins for the G-flex. Don't use 5 min epoxy ever and the reason I use the expensive g-flex is because it supposedly isn't engineered to begin to fail in 30 years. Of course I use loveless screws on my handles beside just pins.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:53 PM
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I use Super glue and have for years, with great results. Glue one slab into place. When it's set up, drill from the other side of the tang, then glue the 2nd side on and when set up, drill through the other slab. It helps if you to use a vise on your drill table that will hold the knife blade horizontally.I use Corby screws. Glad you're back in the business.

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Old 10-12-2020, 02:21 AM
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And I use ceramic glue. Glue for ceramic, as you know, there are different kinds. And I am most satisfied with epoxy glue in my work. And among the large assortment of my favorite is Gorilla 2 Part Epoxy. This particular glue has many key characteristics. The setting time is 5 minutes. It is easy to use. This glue forms a very strong bond with high tensile strength.

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Old 10-15-2020, 04:11 PM
Larry Peterson Larry Peterson is offline
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Location: I was born and raised in Spanish Fork, Utah. I now live between Manti and Ephraim, Utah. We built a home here about 10 year ago.
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I use T-88

My son, Matthew< and I use T-88. We used T-88 to glue up the wooden spars on a "Piper" airplane. It takes about 30 minutes to set and 24 hours to reach maximum strength. It does not get brittle and is slow enough ror "an old fat man" to work with. I wish you well, LP
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