Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
You want to hear about cracking?

eliot d
>Someone suggested that I soak a bowl that has cracks in water and then, after the cracks swell closed, use the supper glue. I tried it, and the cracks did close up. BUT... after the vessel dried out again, it REALLY developed cracks -- much larger ones all over the place! That's the way it goes sometimes, I guess. I just put in back it the water bath to see if the cracks swell shut again. Perhaps I didn't do a good enough glue job the first time. Now that I think about it, there must be a lot of stress, so it shouldn't be too surprising if it cracks again. Perhaps the trick, after it soaks, is to put it in a paper bag and let it dry out slowly this time.

Any thoughts?

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