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    Anybody ever try using hot glue to seal a burned on wa handle? I was just thinking that it would be reasonably stable but still easily removed.

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    Never used hot glue, but I like Bill's Acra glass recommendation. That works great as epoxy and is also thinner than many others which makes it great for filling tang slots and gaps. That little set should last you a bit unless you start rehandling more. I have to try out some other, cheaper syringes. I buy the more expensive ones from West System, they have the advantage that the epoxy comes out easily when it has set and you can reuse them - unless you are like me and constantly throw them out by accident...

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    I would be hesitant to use a hot glue gun. It will easily come off and will soften in heat, which is in the kitchen, or on a sunny day... and will not 'bond' to the materials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumblinman View Post
    I would be hesitant to use a hot glue gun. It will easily come off and will soften in heat, which is in the kitchen, or on a sunny day... and will not 'bond' to the materials.
    Accually, I was looking at most of these issues as advantages. I wasn't thinking of using it as a way to bond the handle to the blade, but just as a way of sealing the hole on burned on handles as an alternative to the wax recommended by some of the earlier posts.
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    How about using outdoor poly varnish? Thin it and it should run down into the holes. Might need > 1 application, actually that would be better anyway. I've a couple of cheap paring knives with wood handles and am going to dribble thinned urethane varnish or thinned nail polish into the handle to seal the gaps from moisture.

    The knives looked better in pictures....and did say "Soligen.." the F&T is pretty poor.

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