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Offline stuckinthemud

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tape?
« on: August 15, 2017, 12:47:40 pm »
Just wondering if anyone ever tried binding a horn/core glue-up with tape instead of rope or clamps?

mikekeswick

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Re: tape?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 10:14:05 pm »
You won't get sufficient pressure and the tape is likely to retard drying of the glue.
The methods that have been used in the past work and are proven - don't reinvent the wheel!
The easiest modern way is lots of g clamps. spaced 1.5 inches apart.

Offline Aaron H

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Re: tape?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 05:16:45 am »
I've seen a few guys use that stretchy CAUTION tape to bind the core to the horn temporarily.  It was used just to keep everything aligned until c clamps were put on
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mikekeswick

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Re: tape?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 11:08:29 pm »
The best way to get the core/horn lined up before applying proper clamping pressure is to reduce the width of the core until it coincides with the horn width in a few places. Use these as references and you know if anything moved whilst clamping. A quick and very secure way to hold the horn in the correct place are zip ties.  Very strong, quick and easy to use.

Offline Aaron H

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Re: tape?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 06:05:52 am »
That sounds like a useful trick too, thanks Mike
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Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: tape?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 12:06:30 pm »
Zips ties, what a great idea!