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  1. #1
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    Default Best epoxy for wood

    I hear some woods repel exoxy.
    Whats is the best epoxy to bed a stainless steel pin into iroko wood?
    Thanks for your input.

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    Default Re: Best epoxy for wood

    I never had any problems with West epoxy, but I always clean both surfaces with acetone before applying epoxy.

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    Default Re: Best epoxy for wood

    For small quantity, nothing wrong with Araldite. For strong bond, I would put a couple of light saw cuts in the pin to give it a key.

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    Default Re: Best epoxy for wood

    Quote Originally Posted by CAPTAIN FANTASTIC View Post
    I never had any problems with West epoxy, but I always clean both surfaces with acetone before applying epoxy.
    + 1 use it all the time Just be very careful to use exactly the right quantities and adhere to the working time.

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    Default Re: Best epoxy for wood

    Quote Originally Posted by STOL71 View Post
    I hear some woods repel exoxy.
    Whats is the best epoxy to bed a stainless steel pin into iroko wood?
    The repelling is more to do with getting "fish eyes" when coating wood which is naturally oily or just dirty with grease/oil.
    Bonding a tiller-pilot pin into a hole, which I assume from an earlier thread is what you're doing, it's barely relevant.
    All epigrams are false

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    Default Re: Best epoxy for wood

    Its a wee job and it sounds as if you still have to buy the stuff, I would go with Graham in post 3 and use Araldite, easy to obtain, to mix and apply, viscous enough to stay in place without the need to add a thickener, not overly temperature sensitive, blends with wood, strong and weather resistant.

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    Default Re: Best epoxy for wood

    I've never had any trouble with Araldite for small jobs such as bedding an Autohelm pin into a tiller.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Default Re: Best epoxy for wood

    Might be worth bringing the tiller indoors so it's a bit warmer. The Araldite will be thinner and soak into the wood better. Mind you it will go off quicker! A lot cheaper than buying bottles of epoxy!

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