One of those "Ohhhhh NOOOOOOO!" moments!

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    Tom

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    So I have been working on a Estes Star Orbiter over the last week. It was coming along really nicely with tapered and papered fins, A good set of the motor mount. Spirals filled on the BT primed, sanded, got the fins on nice and straight. Only thing left is the fillets!

    [​IMG]20191111_165139 by Tom Whit, on Flickr

    Hey! that looks pretty good.

    Then I picked it up and turned it over.....

    [​IMG]20191111_165152 by Tom Whit, on Flickr

    Learned my lesson, do them one at a time!
     
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    Heat will soften epoxy. Might be able to peel them carefully off and start over.
     
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    Yep, at least with liquidy epoxy, you can do two facing fillets at a time.

    Another benefit of wood glue: with TB Quick and Thick you can do them all at once and they won’t run.
     
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    It has cured for over 12 hours. Too late for that I think.
     
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    Ugh too late for an edit. But quick question.

    Do you guys whom use wood glue also use it for the motor mount, tubes and rings?
     
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    Yes. Wood glue is fine for cardboard tubes.
     
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    These days I often use epoxy to glue the MMT into the body, just due to its lack of grabbing.
     
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    Never too late to use heat. It WILL soften it up. Once it gets soft, most times it will scrape right off. I will then just let it cool, sand area again and reglue.
     
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