Tutorial - How to Reknot

Nisse

Old geezer
I have used fish tank silicon, no tips or tricks needed, just add to bottom of hole, insert knot, press, twist, press, check if it is looking straight, let it set for a couple of days, enjoy. Never used a coin though as a spacer so not sure how that would work out.
 
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DeeCee

Dan
I think it's the coin that is the problem unfortunately :cry:
Unless I can remove it from the bottom of the knot, I may have to bin it and get some more!
 

Acer89

James
I've set many knots with a two pence coin insert without any issues

Questions:

Firstly, looking at your pic, even with the coin attached does the knot base hit the bottom of the socket? Can you hear the coin tapping on the base of the socket?

are you mixing both parts of the epoxy together for at least 30 seconds?

Are you using a quality epoxy such as araldite rapid and adding enough? Usually a blob the size of 5p is enough

Are you allowing the knot sufficient time to fully cure?
 

DeeCee

Dan
I've set many knots with a two pence coin insert without any issues

Questions:

Firstly, looking at your pic, even with the coin attached does the knot base hit the bottom of the socket? Can you hear the coin tapping on the base of the socket?

are you mixing both parts of the epoxy together for at least 30 seconds?

Are you using a quality epoxy such as araldite rapid and adding enough? Usually a blob the size of 5p is enough

Are you allowing the knot sufficient time to fully cure?
Thanks James,

Yeah I kept reading the tutorial and making sure I'd done all of those things...... The coin was hitting the base of the socket, but that's the part that has come away both times, so maybe there was something up with it? I'm using the araldite rapid epoxy and mixing for probably a bit more than 30 seconds.
I've now managed to get the coin off the knot, re sanded everything (socket and plug of knot), mixed more epoxy and re set it. Pushed it into the socket firmly, gave it a twist and applied some more pressure. Now it's sat on the side, I keep my fingers crossed!
 
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