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Replacement Handles

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by guudbears, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. guudbears

    guudbears New Member

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    I have an Olympic Crest woodburning stove that has woodent handles. One of them cracked and I've carved a new one from an old axe handle. I want to glue it in place but am unsure as to what kind of glue/adhesive to use. Any thoughts out there? Thanks

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  2. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    I'd use regular carpenters or elmer's glue. They are essentially the same thing but Elmer's is cheaper. Since I don't foresee any moisture issues you don't need to worry about waterproof/resistant glues. Ploy glues are messier than needed. Hide is a pain in the ash. Go as simple as possible, carpenters and Elmers make a joint stronger than the wood.

    Matt
  3. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    VC Handles.jpg I

    I found the pic of the handles I fabed in the forge for my Olympic Crest VC knock-off

    would imagine any glue will be effected by the heat transfer from the stove so you may run into trouble there. If you go to the pre-epa forum and do a search for VC Defiant threads you will see pics of the bird cage handles I made for mine. I ran the same stove you have last year and did not like the junk wood handles so I fabed up some steel ones.

    They are very similar to the one I fabed for my new stove pictured here finished stove 009.JPG
  4. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    that looks great. Love the birdcage.

    I made birdcage rock holders to use as gate closers in my garden....

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