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Apr 16th, 2011 at 12:22pm
 
The segment caculator is a great tool, thanks. My question is has anyone found a good way to clamp the pieces together while the glue dries? I seem to end up with several clamps and uneven joints.
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Reply #1 - Apr 16th, 2011 at 12:32pm
 
Hose clamps.
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Reply #2 - Apr 16th, 2011 at 12:39pm
 
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Reply #3 - Apr 16th, 2011 at 12:42pm
 
You can check the big box stores for the larger 6 to 8" dia ones in the plumbing or the heating isles. Used for duct work. For larger work you will need some wax paper and some of the ratcheting tie down straps and a quick link or split key ring for each strap. You replace the large S hooks with the quick link/split key rings thru the sewn loops at the ends. You wrap the waxed paper around the out side of the object to protect the straps from the adhesive. You may need to place a bock of wood below the tightening device!  smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #4 - Apr 16th, 2011 at 12:50pm
 
I found hose clamps up to 15" on line, from I think a garden supply outfit..........can't remember. And, Lee Valley sells hose clamp material by the roll, so you can make them any size you want. I haven't bought any in a while, so I don't know if it's still available, but it's worth a look.
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Reply #5 - Apr 16th, 2011 at 3:58pm
 
blue painters tape and hose clamps.  remember, you can take 2 or more smaller hose clamps and make larger ones.
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Reply #6 - Apr 16th, 2011 at 7:11pm
 
Perhaps I'm too cheap or too lazy, but a spanish windlass works just as well and 1/4" manila loops can be made up by the dozens...  I used them a lot when doing clinker-built boats and needed 3 or 5 hands and everyone ran off leaving me with only 2.  Angry
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Reply #7 - Apr 16th, 2011 at 8:31pm
 
I use Merle clamps.  One clamp and you can clamp octagons.  I guess you could clamp even more with more parts.  Check out   Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
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Reply #8 - Apr 17th, 2011 at 9:14am
 
If you are glueing full and half rings together I use rubber bands and hose clamps.  If I'm glueing just segment pairs together then I use a rub fit.  You have to have a perfect fit.  Apply glue, rub together until glue has been squeezed out. let dry.

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Reply #9 - Apr 17th, 2011 at 10:20am
 
I was taught to use titebond !! and rub fit for individual pieces.  Then scrape surfaces if needed and glue pairs with rub fit until built to 1/2 rings

The nice folks at Lee Valley sell hose clamp materials in 13 foot lengths so you can make hoops of most any reasonable diameter up for about 4 foot.   They come in two widths depending on the clamp pressure you need to use. 

Building patten rings without slippage during clamp-up is where my challenge is currently located.   Stacking rings with precision is down to 2 at a time -- the guy that taught me seemed to be able to do several rings at a time but ham handed Ken finds they want to do a tango and glide all over the place
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