RE: [bolger] Fasteners in butt blocks
- On Mon, 4 Jun 2001, Jim Chamberlin RCSIS wrote:
> Has anyone thought of just drilling a series of holes through theThis strikes me as a weak idea. Epoxy's strength is not as a "tension
> panels and the butt blocks and allowing the holes to fill with epoxy
> during the gluing process? The epoxy filled holes are easy sanding,
> no puttying required and saves on hardware. An epoxy rivited,
> fiberglass reinforced, butt joint. Its too late and I'm going to bed.
column", but in shear strength. If you want such an effect, a ring nail
is cheaper, easier, and more effective.
The holes may get bubbles in them, and assuring no bubbles and a smooth
surface will be much more work than pounding in a copper or brass nail.