January 20, 2005
Stuck to my work
Today on the floor we are gluing together a MAXX Carbon jib and a Cuben Fiber blade using Ultra Bond. Ultra Bond is an adhesive that we have to heat to 300 degrees before we can use it. Once it is hot enough we use an air pressured gun to apply the glue to the seams and then apply pressure to the seams to bond them together. Since the seams are now bonded together no stitching on the seams is needed.
The MAXX is a little harder to glue as it is so soft and light we have to be careful not to push the seams around as we glue. The Cuben Fiber on the other hand is easier to glue as it is slightly stiffer and the seams don't move around as much. Both are light and nice to work with compared to other fabrics.
They both are going together very well, but we still don't know which is worse; gluing your fingers together with extremely hot Ultra Bond or putting a sewing needle through your finger!
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Your name is apt for this work! Good article, and your and Ken's concentration really shows in picture (which is what work is supposed to look like).
Posted by: ML | Jan 20, 2005 5:21:52 PM
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