Steve knight wrote:
>> All of my applications that have been glued have been out door
>> with old left over scraps. Polyurethane simply let go.
> the only want to get a decent bond (not great mind you) with poly is
> fresh cut/sanded pieces dampen both sides and use gorilla. I found it
> glued oily woods better. but the joints are not always stronger then
> the wood.
If you want to bond IPE, it is epoxy time.
Wipe the surfaces with acetone, then scuff up the IPE surface with a
24 grit right angle sander, then wet out the surfaces with some
laminating epoxy which you let set until tacky, then butter on some
epoxy thickened with micro-balloons to the tacky surfaces.
Position pieces and WAIT.
I usually allow 48 hours minimum.
My epoxy joints don't fail, at least not yet.
SFWIW, I have found that micro-balloon thickened epoxy makes a
stronger joint than just straight epoxy.