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  1. If I may..............over the year's of using CA product's in ship model construction I have seen what appears to be "smoke"when the product is applied to certain types of wood materials. The "smoke" is more of a fume in nature rather than smoke. The CA fume will adhere to skin and other materials quite readily such as glass and plastic I.E. our skin is moist as well as is moisture in wood fiber. One thing for sure, if CA is used in large quantity and your eyes are subject to the fuming over a period of time there will be permanent eye damage. There are several types of applicator devices tha
  2. The summer of 1959 found me aboard the M/V MODESTO II as a cabin boy and general "go-for". I would start the day wiping down the main cabin windshields, peel spuds if needed in the galley and then proceed to the engine room to wipe up any moisture or "bilge puddles".wipe down the main engines which were big Allis Chalmers 6 cylinder type. While underway I would run the helm as the owners would be below napping or playing cards. We would spend a week or two moored fore and aft in Forth of July Cove,Catalina Island, then head for San Diego and ultimately to Mexico. We would spend a few days in a
  3. Perhaps this will help you. I usually make my chain plate from copper wire strand, if you strip off the covering of 14GA multi strand wire for instants and nip off several inches of the copper and separate them you have single strand wire ready to make into a usable product. Take a strand of a suitable length and semi stretch it using a pair of pliers at each end, this makes the material "straight" Take your dead eye and pull or loop the wire around it and give it a twist........you now have the dead eye trapped with two lengths of wire which you can solder together. Try not using to much sol
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