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Unread postAuthor: PeteS » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:41 am

I am fitting my custom made end caps, adapters, and so on in aluminum tubes. This is on mini sized stuff so far. Should I make the parts a snug fit or do I need to keep it looser to allow more epoxy in the joints?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:48 am

Snug fit, snug enough that they have to be hammered in if possible. Remember to rough up the contact surfaces with coarse sandpaper or a file.
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Unread postAuthor: PeteS » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:51 pm

Thanks. Good to know as that is what I have been doing. I wondered because with clamped wood joints there was some danger of glue starved joints with too much clamping force. I think that was due to the wood soaking up the epoxy so I guess that wouldn't apply to metal joints.
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