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    I can imagine a U.P.S. truck pulling up in front of Jerry's house full of knots from The Golden Nib.

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    Jerry, if you run out of knots you can alway make soap bowls while you wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by randydance062449 View Post
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    What kind of woods are those?

    I have some cocobolo that I would like to sandwich with some other light wood for the center.
    Apparently this wood has a fairly high natural oil content and can have real problems with being glued--

    https://www.wood-database.com/cocobolo/
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudarunner View Post
    Apparently this wood has a fairly high natural oil content and can have real problems with being glued--

    https://www.wood-database.com/cocobolo/
    Yep, that is very true. I've made a bunch of knives with Cocobolo handles. A slow curing two part epoxy is best such as the aforementioned G2. I've also used Devcon two part epoxy as well as West Systems epoxy with success. However Cocobolo is easy to adhere to when compared to HDPE. That stuff is like trying to glue snot.

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    I have had pretty good luck gluing coco and the other rosewoods (all the oily woods) by first roughing up the surface a bit with low-grit sand-paper and maybe some cross-hatched lines from a craft razor, then stripping the surface oils out as much as I can with DNA and a rag, and using epoxy like DVW.

    And Jerry, it's amazing how quickly you've dialed in your skills on the lathe-I'll be watching your progress as I (maybe) try pens, duck calls and other things. You have set the bar high, my friend!
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