Dinner fork restoration

Old 10-16-22, 03:23 PM
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Dinner fork restoration

We have a collection of vintage flatware with Bakelite handles. Two of the forks broke off at the connection to the handles. One of the handles was cracked at the connection point (and may have been previously glued back together.) I have removed the posts that were inside the handles and have cut and ground down replacement forks to fit inside. One of them still had a lead ferrule and there was lead inside the hole holding the fork in place.

I have reglued the cracked handle with DAP RapidFuse. (Still need to clean off the excess.)

I am asking for advice about what to use to install the replacement forks: hot glue, epoxy, Gorilla glue, etc.

Also I will probably wind some copper wire around the handle at the connection point and solder it to replicate the ferrule.


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Old 10-16-22, 04:10 PM
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Twp part epoxy would be good.
Hot glue is too soft.
Gorilla glue is good but spotty and messy as it expands when wet.
I'm not overly thrilled with Gorilla glue.

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