Who's the guy here that does the pottery?

kenny chaos Posted By kenny chaos, Oct 18, 2009 at 8:44 PM

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  1. kenny chaos

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    I have an old 25 gallon pickel crock I use to stage wood by the stove
    and it's always had a crack but I notice it's widening.
    I'd put a belt on it if I could find some nice copper strapping or something
    but I can't.
    It extends 24" from the top edge to the bottom.
    I'm guessing there's some kind of epoxy I could inject into it
    but I dunno.
    Any help please?
     

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    This has been a problem with stoneware for ever. I don't know how much luck you might have trying to get enough epoxy in the crack to do enough good. This old progression filter water crock has had these bands on it for decades. I wish they were not there but that's what I got. One more point that I might inject. I would not try an expanding glue such as Gorilla glue. It might just widen or break your crock'

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  3. LLigetfa

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    Go to a ski shop and get some of the epoxy they use to repair skis. It gets thinner when heated and will soak into the crack better.
     
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    Are you thinking of Adios Pantalones . . . he's one of the guys here who has a kiln.
     
  5. kenny chaos

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    Yes, that's the guy, thanks.
    I appreciate others ideas also.
    The wood has been emptied out of it and it appears there's a
    good chunk cracked in the bottom which explains the side opening up.
    Maybe not worth the effort.
     
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    Use wire banding applied with one of these (I have one and find it useful for all sorts of things)- it'll be strong and relatively visually unobtrusive:

    http://www.clamptitetools.com/
     
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    Kenny - when i sent you a PM last week - that's the guy i was looking for. Thanks
     
  9. LLigetfa

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    That looks like a really useful tool to have around.
     
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    It is-- handles everything from 1/2 inch black poly to radiator hoses, to putting wire wrapping on tool handles, clamping things to wood posts... it has more than paid for itself for me, in a couple of years, just in the time and gas that I haven't spent running into town for clamps.
     
  11. madrone

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    Woodworking shops sell little bottles of cyanoacrylate (superglue) with a sort of a syringe needle top. Sometimes in different viscosities. Thin stuff will draw into the crack by capillary action.
     
  12. meathead

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    wonder how something like a PL400 would do
     
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