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Randell 'Randy' Kocurek

Okay, Bud, you win!
An hour or so ago, I posted a message about all my great research efforts, woodworking, la de dah. I was wrong.
The Resorcinol glue let me down, not bad, but we can do better. I was just adding some stringers to the underside of the plywood subdeck, and put a little too much pressure from a "scrugun" on the plywood in one tiny corner from the underside and, amazingly, it parted for an inch or so each side of the corner. I was shocked, perfect drying conditions for 3 days.
Now, the teak frame was freshly sanded, wiped well with acetone, dried a half hour and then the well inducted glue was applied and the plywood subdeck was glued and clamped (well, using about 30 lbs of bricks and tool box, really). Anyway, the bond felt more brittle than I expected.
I look forward with renewed interest and zeal to the 440 caulk you are sending me.
Lesson learned: Bud knows best.

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