print glue

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print glue

Postby flying2nc » Thu May 16, 2013 3:38 pm

Started by ordering sitka spruce cap strips from wicks( http://aircraftproducts.wicksaircraft.com ) instead of aircraft spruce ( http://www.aircraft-spruce.com ) because I have read in many places on the net that they have better quality capstrip stock, it took almost 2 months to be delivered but when it came it was flawless! We ordered 1/4" x 5/8"ths instead of the 1/4" by 1/2" which is what the print calls for because it was 4 cents cheaper on the foot?? wicks was running a special on 5/8"s and with a little math I figured it would be less than a 1/2 a pound per wing,and really would not change any over all dimensions. Next it was off to our local lumber yard where I purchased a straight knot free 2"x8" to glue the wing rib print onto. sanded it smooth with 320 grit, cut it in half because I used one half to glue the print too and half to make my cap-strip pre bend jig. there is a picture of the spray on adhesive that I purchased to glue the print to the board with and if I had it to do again I would use something else!!
it is re positional as advertised but it never really completely dried, I was constantly smoothing out the wrinkles & bubbles until I got the board drilled with my positioning pins, after which it didn't matter as much.
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print bubbles.jpg
wrinkles and bubbles on the print even though the jig was kept in the house.
print glue.jpg
wing rib print adhesive I purchased, I recommend using a different product.
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Re: print glue

Postby trackwelder » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:08 pm

Another way of doing these types of patterns is to photocopy them and then use an iron set on high heat, the ink will transfer directly to the plywood in a reverse image.
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