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Gluing up long carbon tube handles
Posted by: Derick Jahnke (---)
Date: July 03, 2024 11:50AM

Hi all,
I'm intending to build a a longer rod with a carbon tube handle. Can I get some pointers on installing arbors and gluing up the handle? If I use multiple short arbors it seems like I would have excessive globs of epoxy trapped in the handle, whereas full length arbors would be heavy.

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Re: Gluing up long carbon tube handles
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: July 03, 2024 12:25PM

You don't fill in the spaces between the arbors with epoxy - that's just extra weight. The epoxy goes on the mating surfaces of the arbor and handle interior.

Rigid poly foam arbors aren't at all heavy. They weigh less than cork.

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Re: Gluing up long carbon tube handles
Posted by: Derick Jahnke (---)
Date: July 03, 2024 12:49PM

Tom,
That is what I was thinking but was afraid that, after sliding down the tube, not enough epoxy would be left on the arbors.

How many arbors would you recommend for 20 inches of tube?

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Re: Gluing up long carbon tube handles
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.datapacket.com)
Date: July 03, 2024 09:03PM

I would use rigid foam arbors cut into 1" pieces to fill entire grip. Reason to cut into 1" pieces is because you can ream to exact taper of blank.
As Tom said - foam arbors are almost weightless.
Epoxy the arbors to the blank first. Then ream the grip to fit the arbors - so reaming will be parallel - not reamed to blank taper - easier.
Herb

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Re: Gluing up long carbon tube handles
Posted by: Derick Jahnke (---.ptld.qwest.net)
Date: July 03, 2024 11:23PM

Never thought about reaming piece by piece as described. The grip is a carbon tube, no need to ream that. Thank you Herb.

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Re: Gluing up long carbon tube handles
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---)
Date: July 04, 2024 07:42AM

You're welcome.
Herb
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Re: Gluing up long carbon tube handles
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: July 04, 2024 07:57AM

Apply epoxy to the outside of the bushings and inside of the handle. It'll slide in place easy and you'll be certain that the mating surfaces are coated as the assembly slides into place.

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Re: Gluing up long carbon tube handles
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.datapacket.com)
Date: July 04, 2024 08:41AM

Tom Kirkman Wrote:
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> Apply epoxy to the outside of the bushings and
> inside of the handle. It'll slide in place easy
> and you'll be certain that the mating surfaces are
> coated as the assembly slides into place.
>
> ............

YES!!
Herb

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Re: Gluing up long carbon tube handles
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---)
Date: July 04, 2024 09:53AM

You're welcome.
Herb
CTS

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