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#1 StrykerDM

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:01 PM

I did some searching and noticed some people use epoxy for cork grips. Is there any problem with wood glue to glue the rings together and then after shaping, epoxy the grip to the blank?

#2 Tim Anderson

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:12 PM

No problem with wood glue.  Many use Titebond II or III for the cork rings.  I happen to use Gorilla Glue, gluing the rings directly on my (bamboo) blank and turning the grip on the blank.  Epoxy is a good choice to glue a pre-shaped grip to a blank.

 

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#3 phg

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:15 PM

I use TB-II or TB-III, depending on which is handy, to assemble the grip.  Wood glues hold cork together admirably well.  For installing on the rod, that depends on the blank.  When I'm building bamboo rods, I use wood glue there too.  For graphite rods, though epoxy is pretty much a requirement. 

 

My lathe doesn't have a through bore in the headstock or tailstock, so I can't turn grips on the blank. 





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