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What substance to put on mandrel before glue cork sections
Posted by: Sam Slack (---.carolina.res.rr.com)
Date: September 13, 2017 11:14AM

For those who have glued up cork sections to make flyrod grips........what substance or anti-glue do you use to keep cork disks (sections) from gluing to mandrel while being
glued together? Mud Hole sells a product called "steel turning mandrel wax". Does it work for my need? Thanks ... Sam Slack

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Re: What substance to put on mandrel before glue cork sections
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---.lightspeed.lsvlky.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 13, 2017 12:06PM

Yes, it works as does candle wax. Don't use too much else the grip will turn on the mandrel while you are turning down the cork. I apply a small amount of the Mudhole product (a jar is nearly a life time supply), let it dry, then buff off the excess with a paper towel. If you apply too much and the cork turns on the mandrel, make a bushing of masking tape on the mandrel and urn away.

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Re: What substance to put on mandrel before glue cork sections
Posted by: Sam Slack (---.carolina.res.rr.com)
Date: September 13, 2017 12:08PM

Thanks Don ...sound like the ticket!

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Re: What substance to put on mandrel before glue cork sections
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: September 13, 2017 12:58PM

Sam,
I use a full threaded mandrel and do not put anything on the mandrel.

After the glue has dried, I chuck the mandrel into a 1/2 inch variable speed drill, put it in reverse and screw the mandrel back out of the grip. Then, I run a clean up drill bit through the grip to remove any glue vestige on the inside of the grip.

Quick, easy and the grip never slips when gluing up or turning, since I put washers and locking nuts on the end of the grip when used in the lathe.

Good luck

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Re: What substance to put on mandrel before glue cork sections
Posted by: Jay Dubay (---.try.wideopenwest.com)
Date: September 13, 2017 03:37PM

I do the same as Roger with a nut & washer on each to tighten them up, But I still use a bit of wax on the rod for easy backing out. I use Titebond for my glue-ups, And have had some corrosion on my rods from the water based glue, And this keeps the corrosion in check.

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Re: What substance to put on mandrel before glue cork sections
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: September 13, 2017 05:06PM

lots of stuff works, I use masking tape an bee's wax [ wax is sticky an easy to see on the mandrel than other wax ]

William Sidney
AK

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Re: What substance to put on mandrel before glue cork sections
Posted by: Roger Templon (---.aoo.pa.atlanticbb.net)
Date: September 13, 2017 05:25PM

I use an old birthday candle rubbed on the mandrel. Works great.

Rog

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Re: What substance to put on mandrel before glue cork sections
Posted by: Martin E. Morris (---.range86-184.btcentralplus.com)
Date: September 17, 2017 05:44AM

I too use ordinary candle wax on threaded mandrels as well as the custom made ones.
If I have to build up the mandrel to the same taper as blanks I use masking tape before waxing, never had one fail yet.

Martin E. Morris
"Cap"
U.K. builder

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Re: What substance to put on mandrel before glue cork sections
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: September 17, 2017 10:44AM

Plumber's candles from the hardware store are inexpensive, and a good size and shape also.

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Re: What substance to put on mandrel before glue cork sections
Posted by: Chris Richer (131.137.243.---)
Date: September 25, 2017 01:44PM

On threaded rod, I use Teflon plumbers tape.

Chris Richer
Iroquois ON

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