How To Fasten Paper Labels To Iron Or Steel

Rub the surface over with an onion cut in half. Then apply the label with glue or paste. L. E. Muncy.

Syracuse, N. Y.

Attaching Cloth To Iron

Heat the iron so it will be just too hot to touch with the bare hand, put on a coat of red shellac; have the cloth already cut, applying it quickly, and press firmly in place. James A. Pratt.

Howard, R. I.

Silicate Of Soda Cement For Grinder Disks

We use silicate of soda (liquid glass) for fastening emery disks to a disk grinder, and think it is the best cement we ever tried. It requires no haste in applying, and the hotter the disk gets, the tighter it sticks.

Syracuse, N. Y. H. G. Herrick.

Substitute For Cement Or Grinder Disks

A good substitute in place of glue or various kinds of cement for fastening emery cloth to the disk of grinders of the Gardner type is to heat or warm the disk and apply a thin coating of beeswax; then put the emery cloth in place and allow to set or cool under pressure. G. Huber.

Kansas City, Mo.

How To Cement Emery Cloth To Polishing Disk

Apply quickly to the disk with a broad flat brush a coat of moderately thick shellac varnish. Lay on the emery cloth and place under a press at once. The shellac varnish must be clean and without lumps as these may not be pressed down to an even surface and so cause scratches in the work. Oscar E. Perrigo.

Neponset, Mass.

How To Glue Asbestos Or Other Fabric To Iron

One of the most reliable cements or glues to use for attaching asbestos or any other fabric to iron is silicate of soda. It is successfully used for attaching emery paper disks to disk grinders. It is particularly useful for attaching asbestos to furnace pipes, because it stands heat well, and for this reason silicate of soda is an all-around cement of much value. M. E. Canek.

How To Cover Iron Pulleys With Rubber

Thoroughly clean the surface of the pulley; if the pulley has just been turned in the lathe, so much the better. Give it a thorough wash in muriatic acid and let stand over night. In the morning give the iron and rubber a good coat of heavy yellow shellac varnish and apply the rubber and clamp. Let stand until thoroughly set.

Lakewood, Ohio. E. B. Gafkey.

Cement For Attaching Soft Rubber To Iron Or Other Metals

A cement which is effective for cementing rubber to iron and which is specially valuable for fastening rubber bands to band-saw wheels is made as follows: Powdered shellac, 1 part; strong water of ammonia, 10 parts. Put the shellac in the ammonia water and set it away in a tightly closed jar for three or four weeks. In that time the mixture will become a perfectly liquid transparent mass and is then ready for use. When applied to rubber the ammonia softens it, but it quickly evaporates, leaving the rubber in the same condition as before. The shellac clings to the iron and thus forms a firm bond between the iron and the rubber. M. E. Canek.

Altay, N. Y.

Cement For Sticking Emery Paper On Small Grinder Disks

Melt together 5 parts paraffine, 4 parts beeswax and 1 part rosin. When cold, cut into blocks, and apply evenly on the revolving disk until it has a thin coat over its entire surface. The emery paper should then be pressed on the disk while it is still revolving, thereby slightly heating both the disk and the paper, and causing the cement to spread in a thin layer all around the disk. The belt should then be shifted onto the loose pulley, so that the paper may be pressed closely to the disk. The corners may then be trimmed off with an old file. It requires a little practice to perform the job successfully, but the method is much superior to removing the disk and gluing the emery paper on in a press. The worn-out paper can be more easily removed, it being only necessary to wait until the disk is cool, when, by taking hold of one portion of the paper, it may be ripped right off. , H. J. Bachmann.

New York.