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Attaching parts

Posted by Kim1947 z3 WI (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 1, 05 at 10:56

After reading about Davo's lantern, it occurred to me that a lightweight one could blow away; and so could a very lightweight sphere. So I'll be using cement, sand, and peat for those. My question is about securing sections together... I'll be making a "finial" for the top of the lantern and want it attached to the lid. Those two parts will need to be made separately. How can I best do that?

On the sphere, I first thought I'd affix a heavy duty piece of wire to the armature before covering with the mixture so I could stick it in the ground, but I'm going to use the same mixture as for the lantern so it will be heavy. I finally found the perfect globe! Now I need to know how to create two halves and then join them together. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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RE: Attaching parts

concrete bonding agent works wonders. Once your items to be placed together are complete you wet each piece and then put on some bonding agent and put them together.
In general I tend to 'mortar' the pieces together. brushing each piece with bonding agent, then mixing up a little mortar with bonding agent in that and then squishing the pieces together. Sometimes I have to create a holding form of sand or paper or something so that the set up will be correct. I have not had things fall down or break apart using this method.
How big of sphere, how about making a hole in the sphere (at the bottom) that would allow for you to place it over a piece of rebar or something larger.Rather than trying to create a piece sticking out of it.

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