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 metal tubes
Author: CMW 
Date:   2023-08-05 03:43

I am finding a preference for metal tubes from Chudnow lately , but I am experiencing trouble tying cane onto them. The tubes are lightly scored, but the cane still slips around alot and migrates up in a direction off the tube.
Is there any trick to stabilizing the cane on a slick tube? One friend suggested applying some rubber cement to the upper half of the chimney, and letting it dry. I will consider that, but was still wondering if anyone else had some ideas?



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 Re: metal tubes
Author: CMW 
Date:   2023-08-06 02:57

So I decided I will try the rubber cement method. Of course, I had to show my ID at Walmart to buy rubber cement...

I'll report later on how well it works.


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 Re: metal tubes
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2023-08-08 04:52

oh that is funny. You mean you aren't going to sniff it?

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 Re: metal tubes
Author: Armet1937 
Date:   2023-08-15 14:12

You mentioned a suggestion of using rubber cement on the upper half of the chimney, but you're looking for other ideas as well. Here are a few suggestions that might help you stabilize the cane on slick metal tubes:

Sanding the Tube: Consider lightly sanding the surface of the metal tube. This can create a slightly rougher texture, providing more grip for the cane to stay in place.fnaf games

Using Teflon Tape: Teflon tape, commonly used in plumbing, is a thin, non-sticky tape that can provide some friction between the cane and the metal tube. Wrap a small strip of Teflon tape around the tube before tying the cane. This can help prevent slipping and migration.

Applying Shellac: Another option is to apply a thin coat of shellac to the metal tube before tying the cane. Shellac can create a slightly tacky surface, helping the cane adhere to the tube more securely.

Waxing the Tube: Some oboists find success by applying a small amount of beeswax or paraffin wax to the metal tube. Rub the wax onto the tube's surface, creating a thin layer of wax that can provide more grip for the cane.

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 Re: metal tubes
Author: CMW 
Date:   2023-08-26 02:59

I have been using the rubber cement method and am having success!! The cane stays put where I place it, and it doesn't slip upward on the tube.
I have to be careful to only apply a very thin layer of the stuff, and to not get any of it on the inside of the tube at the very top.
Then I place it aside to let it dry. That takes a while, and even after one hour it is still a little bit gummy/sticky. But that's the beauty of it. It provides the very good adhesion for the cane.


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