12-31-2018, 03:00 PM
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While I had the Epoxy out, for a brush handle reknot, I decided to attack a cracked ball tip handle. I[Image: ed0RWH1.jpg][Image: yUcuK7B.jpg] used a clamp and a couple of zip ties. The zip ties did not work so well for me. The crack is taken care of but doesn’t look that great (guess I should have snapped a before pic). I will try again using 2 clamps.

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 12-31-2018, 10:01 PM
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That's a serious crack. You must love that shaver to attempt the repair. Hope it holds for you.

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 01-02-2019, 11:12 AM
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Second try today. Although the handle is certainly usable and I believe the crack is no longer a factor... I just don't seem to be getting a good closure (appearance wise).[Image: Q4Gz962.jpg]

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 01-02-2019, 11:14 AM
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(12-31-2018, 10:01 PM)? Wrote: That's a serious crack. You must love that shaver to attempt the repair. Hope it holds for you.

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 01-02-2019, 11:21 AM
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Sorry, I can't seem to delete or modify my reply. I type in small letters but when I post it is all caps. Garb  ... I just hate to throw it out. I have the materials for the repair and it doesn't take much time so I just go for it. I have no doubt that it will hold... the looks are just a bit suspect. (I am typing in small letters but when I post it turns to all caps? (Curious).

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 01-02-2019, 11:42 AM
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Silver solder would likely be a better solution long term (5+ years) than epoxy - would also fill the crack.

I suspect part of the issue you're having it that you're not getting enough clamping pressure to close the crack completely... or the epoxy you're using don't adhere enough to the metal to keep it closed when you remove the clamp.

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