Thanks for the input, Ken. I have employed Franklin’s Titebond
(which is also recommended for metals) in minute amounts with
several experimental pieces where the reapplication of heat would
have destroyed underlying patinas. So far, one advantage to the
epoxies is the relative lack of shift with this very tacky
adhesive. The bond seems to be of equal strength and though
there is considerable expansion, I used very little and was able
to clean the edges with a swab of alcohol.
Reason I tried this stuff has to do with a fellow who raved
about it at a show I did last year…and if epoxies are good
enough to bond metal for airplane wings (with great advantages
over rivetting), then there should be a huge range of
applications for lighter items in our field. Marty R.