October, yes October tutes

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October, yes October tutes

Post by simso » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:41 pm

Wow, life’s moving fast these days.

Hope these are of interest to others.

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How to Vacuum Clamp Bridges
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Re: October, yes October tutes

Post by Mark McLean » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:12 am

Thanks Steve. Nice demos, as usual.

No glue squeeze-out with your vacuum clamping pictorial?

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Re: October, yes October tutes

Post by lamanoditrento » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:35 am

Mark McLean wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:12 am
Thanks Steve. Nice demos, as usual.

No glue squeeze-out with your vacuum clamping pictorial?
Had the exact same thought.

Thanks again Steve for the great tutes
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Re: October, yes October tutes

Post by simso » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:05 am

Missed that photo didn’t I, being hide glue just warm water was required at a couple of spots

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Re: October, yes October tutes

Post by kiwigeo » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:52 am

Thanks Steve for more excellent tutes.

With my molds I slap on a few coats of polyurethane to make cleaning up glue and other crap off the mold a bit easier.
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Re: October, yes October tutes

Post by simso » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:22 am

kiwigeo wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:52 am
Thanks Steve for more excellent tutes.

With my molds I slap on a few coats of polyurethane to make cleaning up glue and other crap off the mold a bit easier.
Valid point, I guess becuase I am more in the repair field I predominantly dont hand onto molds, I will build a custom mold for a specific job and then at completion of job, take the hardware off and re-use it on another job, If I kept every mold I used, I would need another premises :)

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Re: October, yes October tutes

Post by kiwigeo » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:06 pm

simso wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:22 am
kiwigeo wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:52 am
Thanks Steve for more excellent tutes.

With my molds I slap on a few coats of polyurethane to make cleaning up glue and other crap off the mold a bit easier.
Valid point, I guess becuase I am more in the repair field I predominantly dont hand onto molds, I will build a custom mold for a specific job and then at completion of job, take the hardware off and re-use it on another job, If I kept every mold I used, I would need another premises :)

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You're right about molds taking up space....
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Re: October, yes October tutes

Post by Mark McLean » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:50 pm

OK. I am glad that I am not the only one who needs to clean up glue squeeze-out!
I did a vacuum clamping of a bridge tonight, with HHG. After 12 minutes of clamping I took the vacuum off and cleaned up the glue with hot water, soft cloth and a pointy stick. It took about a minute as the squeeze-out was still "booger consistency", but the bridge was holding tight by then. This was following the method Robbie O'Brien showed us. After a quick clean-up, - clamp it again. Looks good. I hope it holds!

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Re: October, yes October tutes

Post by simso » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:18 pm

What mix ratio is your hide glue to water.

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Re: October, yes October tutes

Post by Gazm » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:29 pm

Thanks for your informative tutes Steve.
What gram strength & clarity of HHG do you use for successful bridge glue ups?

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Re: October, yes October tutes

Post by simso » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:31 am

I just use Behlens low strength 160gram I think it is, mixed 50/50 with water, this allows for me faster drying times and more glue in the joint. With hide glue as always, fit and finish of the joint is paramount to success.

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