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Lons":w5hgs5b8 said:
I'd be interested to hear how the epoxy joint between the wooden handle and threaded rod holds up. I'd thought about something similar myself for a project, but wasn't confident that glue would be strong enough.Robin.
Just fix a reinforcing pin through.
what do you mean by reinforcing pin? sounds like a good idea though.
 

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MikeJhn":12faekxz said:
As a further refinement, how about a cam and lever to de-tension the blade after use?
would love to do that but would need some kind of framework or plan, it might be something I do once this is fixed, I genuinely don't know how they work mechanically.
 

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thetyreman":3rszns5i said:
Lons":3rszns5i said:
I'd be interested to hear how the epoxy joint between the wooden handle and threaded rod holds up. I'd thought about something similar myself for a project, but wasn't confident that glue would be strong enough.Robin.
Just fix a reinforcing pin through.
what do you mean by reinforcing pin? sounds like a good idea though.
Still epoxy the handle on then drill right through handle and rod with a small dia drill, insert a length of brass or steel rod / wire through ( a nail or panel pin can be used ), cut off just proud and hammer over the ends, finish off with a fine file and you'll hardly see it but it won't come off.

Or am I misunderstanding what you're trying to do? That happens quite often. :oops:
 

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cool thanks for the tip, now it makes sense, that's an excellent idea, no misundertsanding at all, cheers.
 

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I'll second Lon's idea. I did the same thing some years back when I mounted a keyless chuck onto a file handle to save holding drills with pliers.
 
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