The stem is firmly set by the morning. It springs off the mould slightly, but that is to be expected. It is always interesting how strong a curved laminated piece feels. The thin laminations are so flimsy by themselves. I used masking tape over the mould, which is not so stick proof as parcel tape, so I need to get a few rolls of that. The whole process is much easier than using epoxy. The glue I have used is Collano Semparoc. Just squeeze it out of a bottle.