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PostSubject: Wool, Glue, and Steel   Wool, Glue, and Steel EmptyMay 8th 2018, 5:33 am

I was not sure which section to put this question in... 

A friend wants me to help him with a Viking sheath. I have already bent the poplar around the sword. (I wrapped the sword in a thin layer of gun oil, Saran Wrap, and electrical tape to protect it from the wet wood) 

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'Thor' wants to line the thing with wool. He wants to use glue. I am concerned that the glue could cause corrosion on the steel he wants to protect. (The wool could already hold moisture- especially in Florida) 

Spray adhesive has also been suggested as it "dries without moisture." What about PH values and corrosive potential for glues and adhesives?

I figure I should know this, but I don't. So I am asking you guys... 

A. Am I worried for a good reason? 
B. If I am correct to be concerned, what is a simple solution. 

Who knows something?

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PostSubject: Re: Wool, Glue, and Steel   Wool, Glue, and Steel EmptyMay 8th 2018, 7:25 am

I think you are right about the wool. Maybe use some synthetic that looks like wool.

If the glue sets hard rather than tacky, I see no problem with it. (Although I graduated with a degree in chemistry, I never learned about the pH in glue.) 
I have bedded actions and barrels with epoxy and that does not cause the metal to rust.

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PostSubject: Re: Wool, Glue, and Steel   Wool, Glue, and Steel EmptyMay 8th 2018, 7:39 am

Yeah... 

Follow my logic. My impulse with anything I think might rust is to douse it with oil/rust preventer of some kind. These function best when damp. This same property could make the glue tacky? This would be different from most of the rifle work we do- a bed is not soaked repeatedly in gun oil after it sets. I could counter the wool, maybe, with lubricants. But, to do so might make the glue tacky and cause it to be more chemically active? 

Am I onto something or am I just making problems for myself? I mean, I can just make the thing and let  the rust form where it may...

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PostSubject: Re: Wool, Glue, and Steel   Wool, Glue, and Steel EmptyMay 8th 2018, 10:26 am

Take a shiny nail and wrap whatever around it and wait a few days. That should answer your question.

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PostSubject: Re: Wool, Glue, and Steel   Wool, Glue, and Steel EmptyMay 8th 2018, 2:07 pm

@patocazador wrote:
Take a shiny nail and wrap whatever around it and wait a few days. That should answer your question.

That works.

I work well with simple, monosyllabic directions. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Wool, Glue, and Steel   Wool, Glue, and Steel EmptyMay 8th 2018, 3:10 pm

Oh I don't know about that. Many wool gun socks have been made for muzzleloaders for hundreds of years. The one I had was lined with canvas so it would hold up better.

Maybe a felt or mole skin would be better suited for a blade?
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