Hi. I'm a ceramics and glass conservator and am looking for a material that I can use as a dowel for the arm of this broken chandelier and wondered if anyone from the mount makers forum had any clever ideas. I have specialist resins that I can use to bond the sections but wanted something that would act as an internal support to give additional strength. The arm is hollow and has a cavity that it approximately 4mm wide. I'm considering using a carbon fibre rod but ideally I would like something that I can shape to follow the curve of the arm which would give a more aesthetic finish. The material would have to be inert, not corrode and would not be too expensive - am I asking too much! Thanks p.s I heard about your forum via a talk that Phil Jell from the British Museum gave to ICON.
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