Author Topic: Pinning vs. epoxy for barrell bands?  (Read 190 times)

Offline Don@srdc

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Pinning vs. epoxy for barrell bands?
« on: November 01, 2019, 03:44:04 AM »
Is epoxying acceptable ofer pinning  a band on a barrell? Or should a guy do both? From my understanding to dont want the barrell to tight on there so there is a little give for the wood to expand when you push your insert in?

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Re: Pinning vs. epoxy for barrell bands?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 07:45:52 PM »
I glue all my bands no pins required.  The key is using a good epoxy. I use this one.

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Re: Pinning vs. epoxy for barrell bands?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 12:01:40 PM »
Don, my answer depends somewhat on the band and the material the band is and what it is going on.

I always glue on wooden bands no matter what.

For anodized aluminum bands on acrylic calls, I use an industrial epoxy adhesive (think JB Weld).

For wooden calls with an either brass or copper band, I pin the band. The band is also a pretty tight fit. Matching metal pins.

For stabilized wood calls with either a brass or copper band I typically pin and epoxy the band. Again, the band is a pretty tight fit.

When pinning, I pin in 3 places as opposed to the 2 pins that most use. It is one more pin, but structurally, you don't get the rocking band even if/when the barrel shrinks.

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