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    Repair suggestions

    I have a fire place set that I have had for many years. My wife accidentally dropped the poker and the top broke. ( I forgave her if she makes Lasagna for my birthday this weekend). The material is not magnetic, so I'm guessing pot metal. It has a bronze finish but I'm sure it's not bronze. Suggestions on repair? Silver solder, epoxy, trash can?

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    Re: Repair suggestions

    JB Weld.
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    Sure, it has saved a lot of equipment and have done some pretty sophisticated repairs.

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    I had a busted plastic fan hub a couple weeks ago. It was out of a Sears and bet if I tried could find it discount on the net. Not sure how much it costs and didnt feel like digging for salvage so, too me 2 tries as the goo didnt really stick well to the plastic but 2nd I make a form, gue in with a little quicj, added 3 sheet metal screws for some mechanical anchor and poured the bub which was shattered all to it. Prolly north of an ounce, couple table spoons full, all one piece again. Was a piece I use a lot, every day, misse3d it the minute it broke and now is obvious might not have been working right all along.

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    Re: Repair suggestions

    braze it

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    I think you are right it is pot/white/zinc metal. What does the rest of the handle look like.
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    Re: Repair suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Meltedmetal View Post
    I think you are right it is pot/white/zinc metal. What does the rest of the handle look like.
    The rod is steel and does not appear to be threaded. Looks like some type of “heat” process to fasten it.

    I think I will turn down a rod to tightly fit the opening and taper one end as an “anchor” as the piece tapers down as it meets the steel rod. Then apply a copious quantity of epoxy and see how it holds.

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    Like others have recommended, use JB Weld. Epoxy (which JB is also) probably wouldn't hold like JB Weld. Something different in JB, maybe the steel powder in it. That stuff will mend a broken heart!

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    I would see if I had a metal tube or rod that would fit inside, rough up the inside and JB it. Use the stuff that is 2 part makes gray epoxy, great stuff.
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    I did a butt similar a while ago. It was really clean about like that. I massage the goo in both pieces and put it together with a weight. Look at a break under a glass, that tear added a lot of cross section to it. Clock it so it goes back the way it came apart and squeeze the stuff in the grains and it will be as strong as it ever was.

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    The only fair resolution is to buy a lathe then machine it from brass. Then silver braze the part to the shaft.
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    Re: Repair suggestions

    This was passable for the proximity of the parts. So lasagna is nice, perhaps a lathe... Or 3D printer.
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    Were welders here! Freaking bust out some torches and braze it! Cant believe im reading about JBweld....
    We've done so much, for so long, with so little. Were now qualified to do anything with nothing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by welding1 View Post
    Were welders here! Freaking bust out some torches and braze it! Cant believe im reading about JBweld....
    Always a great way to find out if a part is weldable or brazeable. Just do it...
    I have am a member of that club and have molted medal/metal blobs to prove it

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