What type of glue would you use to put a leather face on a vice?
I was thinking 3M super 77, but want opinions.
Also when cutting the leather to shape, the old timers used a mallet and
just hit the edges. Was it a rubber or wooden mallet?
I'm not attaching the leather to metal,
I'm attaching to a wood face.
Because the old timers trimmed the leather by just hitting the leather.
It was a very efficient way of trimming. I just don't remember whether I
heard what type of mallet they used.
On 6/22/2011 8:40 PM, RicodJour wrote:
I've cut gasket material by tapping around it with a ballpeen hammer (steel)
but what's going to cut the leather? The gasket gets cut by the edge of
whatever is receiving the gasket but I don't think your wood face will do
much to cut the leather regardless of whether the hammer is wood or steel.
Make your life easy...rim it with a knife.
On Jun 22, 10:32 pm, tiredofspam <nospam.nospam.com> wrote:
Ah. You didn't mention that. In that case use Barge cement. ;)
I've worked leather for a while now, and I've never heard of trimming
leather by pounding it. Frankly, I don't see how that's possible if
you're mounting it to wood. You'd beat the living shit out of the
leather and it still wouldn't cut it cleanly. If you were pounding it
against a sharp metal edge, maybe, but why not just use a knife? Even
if the efficiency somehow was less than this other method you read
about, a knife couldn't take more than a few minutes to trim the
leather on the vice faces.
This comes propably from metalworking folks. They don't have so often a good
knife with them as woodworkers. Leather can be cut by pounding with a heavy
wooden mallet if there is a sharp edge under it. Sometimes things like
bookmarks are made thus.
Much easier to use a knife or a plane. I use this to even leather ends.
This is propably collectors item. Spokeshaves work pretty well with leather
and so does almost all little planes. For example Mujingfang makes suitable
ones, too bad nobody is selling them on Ebay (Dictum in Germany is selling
them but it would propably be cheaper to get them from Hong Kong directly).
I'd glue leather to wood vise inserts with super77, contact cement, or
good old Titebond.
Wood mallet. You don't want to break down the lower surface but you
want as solid and flat a hit as possible.
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I glued mine with yellow glue, cut close with a knife, cleaned up with
a flush trim bit and then put an eigth-inch roundover on it. No
problems at all, other than the leather isn't real tacky so stuff
tends to want to slide a bit. I wonder if epdm would be a better way
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