Richard Faust (in 89CdnYDXxfyUAx email@example.com) said:
| Patt wrote:
|| I am using uhmw strips for the runners on a t/s sled. How would
|| you join them to the wood base? I was thinking of using some kind
|| of epoxy glue. Do I also use small nails or screws?
| Having worked for a company that made uhmw (*ultra wear) I would
| highly doubt that any type of glue or epoxy would stick to it for
| very long. As you might know, uhmw is as tough as nails and near
| impossible to break in half. An interesting side bar is that uhmw
| yields a LOT of STATIC electricity when machining it. Did you ever
| notice how the chips cling to the surface after cutting? I'm with
| the consensus on this one suggesting that you use screws to hold it
| in place. As far as deburring goes, I would use a sharp razor blade
| rather than sandpaper. BTW this stuff forms nicely when heated up
| in an oven for 30 minutes and then placed in a form. You know it is
| hot enough to form when the material starts to turn translucent.
It also saws (with TS and BS), planes, drills, routs, and joints with
ease. I've drilled (#7 drill bit) and tapped (1/4-20) to allow
fastening strips with flat head cap screws.
DeSoto, Iowa USA