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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.



#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. 

#4 10 ga Bob

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:39 PM

I've used both Titebond III (waterproof) and epoxy and I prefer the Titebiond III.  It is easier to work with when gluing up the grip and easier to ream once the grip is turned.  Also cleans up with water, before it sets up.

#5 Greg LaPolla

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:36 PM

I prefer Titebond III because its waterproof.  I do use Rod Bond epoxy to glue the grip to the blank though.


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 07:47 AM

Been using Tightbond 111 for years works for me.


#7 kbproctor

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 08:28 AM

I’m another that uses Tightbond III to glue up the grip, then epoxy to glue the grip to the blank after shaping on the lathe.

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