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11510RE: [Michalak] Re: Can of worms question....(long)

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  • Chuck Leinweber
    Nov 2, 2005
      > Glue only grabs the glued SURFACE, so the piece
      > itself can more easily rupture. A mechanically fastened joint reaches
      > all the way through at least one of the parts, the fasteners adding
      > their strength to that of the part.
      >
      > --Rob

      Correct, Rob. And the beauty of a stitched and taped joint is huge strength
      without fasteners going all the way through the wood. It depends on the
      glass tape, though. You might call the glass a "Fastener" in this case.

      Chuck

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