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Stal - Repair
« on: May 09, 2017, 09:50:18 am »
Picked this up on FB

https://www.facebook.com/roberto.garciagarcia.3348?fref=hovercard

A nice example of a stal repair.

Dagobert L'Ecluse (SC Avalon - Belgium)
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Re: Stal - Repair
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 01:00:14 pm »
Thanks for posting this (have shared on the UKC FB page) - so good to see conservation in action  :)

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Re: Stal - Repair
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 01:24:57 pm »
One thing that intrigues me with this sort of repair, is how do you manage to drill the opposing holes in the correct place to ensure that the stal pieces line up correctly with the steel rod in place?

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Re: Stal - Repair
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 05:29:11 pm »
A tiny piece of the ink-soaked fibre from a marker pen placed on the bottom stal, then carefully position the broken top in place. Drill into the marks!

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Re: Stal - Repair
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 07:12:45 am »
Nice.. Did you use a larger diameter drill than the rod, thus allowing a bit of movement on the rod. In case the direction of the two holes was slightly out. (and resin to fill/glue)

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Re: Stal - Repair
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 09:25:24 am »
I've been doing something similar to repair an old salt-glaze feed trough, though I was using a small pad soaked in paint to mark the opposing sides.  Drilling was done with a small-diameter diamond coring drill to take 8mm brass rod scored with a hacksaw to bind into the  bolting resin.
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: Stal - Repair
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 09:27:25 am »
Thanks chaps. Simplest way is often the best way.  :clap2:

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Re: Stal - Repair
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 03:02:34 pm »
Yes - a larger diameter drill than the rod. Also used the drilling dust in with the resin where the latter would be seen.