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05-09-2012, 09:59 AM
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Jarick
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Actually the tenon

Blade = the part that touches the ice
Hosel = the part above the blade
Tenon = the slimmer "tab" that fits into the shaft

I actually haven't used glue in a couple years, just tape, and let the expanding/contracting of the shaft hold the blade in place. Most tapered blades need at least one strip of tape on one side of the tenon. Sometimes a strip around both sides. Rarely does it need strips on the narrow side of the tenon. I add enough tape that it won't fit when the shaft is cool, but heat it up and it will usually go in with just a bit of force. When it cools, if it doesn't wiggle or move at all, it will never be a problem. And no glue cracking or rattling.

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