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6 sided hexagon help

My next project calls for 2 - 6 sided tapered spires can anyone tell me The best way to glue up and clamp an object like this each side is 1-5/16 at the base and 3-5/8 " tall
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How wide is each side at the top?

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the 6 sides taper to a point at the top
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Well, on my 8 sided floor lamp I spiral wrapped it with electrical tape and it came out just perfect.


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the 6 sides taper to a point at the top

If the bottom allows, you could shoot the pieces together with a pin nail, then use heavy duty rubber bands to compress the length.

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The Spires are pretty small for tape but it will give me an alternative if all else fails thanks for the input
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As to glue up, it'll be a bit trickier with the tapered piece, but you can lay some tape sticky side up and place your pieces on the tape so that the tape holds them together at the joints. Kinda like this, except with the tape running length wise due to the taper:


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Just noticed you replied while I was posting my second post, sorry I missed that.

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How bout putting them point down in a funnel/cone with weight on top of them?

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Pin nail might work I'm using 1/4 Cherry and I like the rubber band idea that may just work thanks Will let everyone know what it comes out like
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Psst...don't forget pictures

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I won't forget the pictures and you can see the project in my photos entitled my next project will send pics as it progresses
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Oh wow, that is a fancy project!

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I spoke with the Designer of the clock this morning and he glued up 2 sides at a time and then joined the 3 sections completing the spire
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The six tapered strips used to build a Bamboo fishing rod are held together by temporarily holding them with strips of masking tape then wrapping them from butt to tip with string under tension then back to butt. Then you tie the two ends to hold it together until the glue sets.
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3" wide stretch wrap with the roller handle is really the ticket for clamping these coopered tubes. Start with blue tape sticky side up, lay your segments on the tape, glue it, roll it into a cylinder then shrink wrap it! The more you wrap the tighter it gets.

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I understand the tape thing lola ranch the problem with tape is I'm using 6 sides with compound angles and the pieces are too small I'll try what the designer suggested first after all it worked for him
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I might not understand the problem completely but is seems to me that smaller would just make it easier to use the tape method. In my mind it seems much more difficult to get a good result gluing two pieces at a time.

I would dry fit the thing and roll it into a tube with tape to check the accuracy of my milling before I glued anything. Gluing it all at once give you a chance to wiggle everything around a bit to get it just right. Then wrap more stretch film for final tightening once you are happy with the fit.

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I might not understand the problem completely but is seems to me that smaller would just make it easier to use the tape method. In my mind it seems much more difficult to get a good result gluing two pieces at a time.

I would dry fit the thing and roll it into a tube with tape to check the accuracy of my milling before I glued anything. Gluing it all at once give you a chance to wiggle everything around a bit to get it just right. Then wrap more stretch film for final tightening once you are happy with the fit.

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Functionally Bret's method is the same as we use for split bamboo rods. Dry fit with masking tape, spread glue then bind. Bret uses shink wrap, I use string. I think that glueing all sides at once would be much easier to align.
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