T-88 and clamping pressure

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  1. Nov 8, 2018 at 11:31 PM #21

    Joshua L

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    Yes, that was exactly what worried me about using clamps. Thanks.

    The problem with people writing directions is that they usually assume the person reading them knows 10 things that "everyone knows" when it isn't necessarily the case.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2018 at 1:00 AM #22

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    My take on clamps. Not all clamps are created equal.

    When I used adjustable clamps for holding glued parts together I applied light pressure only and it stays set.
    The spring clamps just keep squeezing until all resistance has gone.

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  3. Nov 9, 2018 at 1:59 PM #23

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    The best jig I have seen was acrylic sheet with the pins set in the bottom. Some of the pins were replaced with bolts or threaded rod. Then a top piece of acrylic with slightly larger holes was used to sandwich and wing nuts used to apply pressure.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2018 at 7:18 PM #24

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    Joshua,
    A corporation with a multi-billion dollar budget glued ceramic tiles to the space shuttle wings...10,000 tiles fell off before it got out of the hangar.
    You get much better free advice here on ways to glue that have a history of success.
     
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