Guys, i am looking for the most reliable two-component epoxy, for filling up/shimming/gluing the grip of my big Miao Dao. Any brands (preferably available in Europe also) you would recommend? Thanx for input/feedback; much appreciated.
UHU 300 Endfest is the best imo. Drys slowly, so you have plenty of time to work with. You can heat it with a hairdryer so it gets fluid and thus press it through a 1,6 * 50 mm cannula without problems. Bonds and hardens very well. Can be loosened again with boiling/hot water. I use it a lot...
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Now follows the conclusion, that whosoever shall think or find himself in his fight too weak for the agent's, or patient agent, and therefore, or by reason of his drunkenness, or unreasonable desperateness shall press within the half sword, or desperately run in of purpose to give hurt, or at least for taking of one hurt, to give another, shall most assuredly be in great danger of death or wounds, and the other shall still be safe and go free. - PARADOXES OF DEFENCE, George Silver, 1599
I’ve had good luck with Acraglas. Below is a web site detailing the product. I used this to repair a grip when the tang channel opened up. The reason I used this is that I had prior knowledge when into firearms so I knew about the release coat. I repaired the grip using the release coat and this allowed me the ability to disassemble later if necessary. Actually the sword was better than when leaving the factory. Of course it is not necessary to use the release coat, and in that case everything will be welded together.
The Acraglas or Pro-Bed 2000 products designed for firearms is really what you want to use. They have a very long working time before they harden, don't shrink or expand when drying, and have a fiberglass component that adds strength. They are more clay-like than regular two part expoxies so they don't run or drip after you apply it to the surface. After they are dry (at least 24 hours), they can be worked just like they are a part of the wood.
These epoxies are SPECIFICALLY designed to gap fill between wood and metal to provide a solid, but removable, joint seam, exactly the application you intend to use it for. A kit with two part epoxy mix, release compound, mixing sticks and instructions runs about $25- and that will most likely be a lifetime supply for the normal hobbyist.
redscorpion: Ah, I see now. I stand (or rather sit) corrected. Nice seax. Been thinking about picking one up for myself.
Apr 19, 2019 1:16:10 GMT
christain: Congrats, Nord! Nice looking seax you have there. You've waited patiently, and now...the reward! When you decide you want a Viking longship replica built, I know a couple'a guys.....
Apr 18, 2019 23:59:48 GMT
nerdthenord: Lol, I posted pictures Scorp. In my own thread and the new acquisitions thread.
Apr 18, 2019 22:48:45 GMT
redscorpion: Good for you, Nord! But.... no pictures = never happened.
Apr 18, 2019 22:25:43 GMT
nerdthenord: Well, I pick up my seax Tuesday, which is just perfect lol.
Apr 18, 2019 15:27:01 GMT
Djinnobi ☽✮☾: Yea thanks for viewing my thread, chris!
Apr 18, 2019 6:30:38 GMT
christain: PM reply sent. Beddy-bye time. Work tomorrow. G'night, all.
Apr 18, 2019 3:42:07 GMT
nerdthenord: Christain, sent you a PM about that sheath. Oh I am so exited for my seax! It is supposed to be epic! I updated my thread about it btw.
Apr 18, 2019 2:49:43 GMT
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christain: Hey, Djinn...I just got done looking at your 'bunk mall ninja sh*t' ...
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Djinnobi ☽✮☾: How goes it fellas. I haven't been in this area in a while lol. I rarely use my laptop
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christain: Please do! I'm not really set up to do anything *really fancy*, but I can make you something for carry purposes.
Apr 17, 2019 23:00:10 GMT
nerdthenord: Hmm... I may hit you up later when I get around to getting one😀.
Apr 17, 2019 22:46:31 GMT
christain: Huzzah! Yay for you! Just FYI, I do a little leather work when time permits...in case someone needs a SCABBARD or something.
Apr 17, 2019 22:41:31 GMT
nerdthenord: Whoot! My seax is actually going to be done tonight! I’ll have it as soon as I can arrange a pick up!
Apr 17, 2019 22:12:09 GMT
christain: That's the attitude to have! Swords will be around, but the opportunity of good money doesn't come easily or frequently. Stick to those studies and you'll be having custom commissions out your ears.
Apr 17, 2019 21:30:19 GMT
nerdthenord: Still going to be making sword money this fall, but after that it’s full time student mode for me. Bittersweet but if all goes well I’ll end up with WAY more sword money after a bit.
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nerdthenord: Well, looks like I’ll be heading back to college a bit earlier than I originally planned. Summer or fall instead of spring. I’m bored and ready to go sooner.
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christain: Gotta make a quick trip to town with wifey, but (to quote 'Ahnold'--) "I'll be back."
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