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  1. CA glue is something one can become sensitised to with repeated/prolonged exposure. I have suffered the same as you, suffering flu-like symptoms for up to three days after the slightest exposure, and it took me quite some time before I joined the dots as to the cause. I also now use the Bob Smith brand, but even so need to be very careful with the amount of exposure. You might want to look at your ventilation situation in your modelling space when you’re using it and/or consider purchasing and using a respirator mask as well. I use a 3M brand respirator with replaceable filters rated appropriately. They are not cheap, but they do work! My first choice is always to use an alternative glue wherever possible. 5 minute two-part epoxy is often a good substitute when regular wood glue is not sufficient.
  2. I’m assuming your wife doesn’t read these pages Lou - or you might very well end up back for an extended visit to the ER! 😉 Glad to hear you’re on the mend.
  3. Great to see the wedding photos Vivian. Thanks for sharing with your MSW family. 😊 ...oh, and your ship build is looking great too!
  4. I count myself very fortunate in this regard Pat. She’s also just given approval-in-principle for major capital expenditure for proper dust collection in the “big” workshop. All I have to mention is “safety” and approval is forthcoming. Sorry for the highjack Alan - and now we return you to normal programming....
  5. That’s why I was allowed to buy a SawStop Tablesaw. That’s one purchase I didn’t even have to try to convince SWMBO was worth the investment - just showed her the video and she “ordered” me to buy one!!!!
  6. Nicely done Mark. Must get easier from here - if they’re smaller, there’s less wood; ergo, must be easier!😉
  7. Similar in some ways to pear in terms of workability, but somewhat less expensive is cherry.
  8. Nicely done, despite the challenges of the kit Danny. I see your next model is staying with card - any plans to move back to wood anytime soon?
  9. A plane blade held in place with a wedge is not uncommon Bruce, though I must admit yours does look a bit ‘dodgy’. The basic principle is that you tap the wedge on the end lightly with a hammer to tighten it, and on the side to loosen it. One thing that might be worth trying is replacing the metal (?) wedge with a wooden wedge. That way as you tap to tighten it the wood fibres will compress a little and may give a firmer grip.
  10. Ouch! So sorry to hear that Jeff. Not so sure the child would have been unscathed in my house!!!! Seriously though, glad that no harm came to the little darling.
  11. David, It may seem to be a tedious process (and it is), but it is well worth the extra effort to do the additional coats and progressively finer wet sanding/polishing. You will end up with a mirror smooth finish that also will have a ‘depth’ to it.
  12. All you need now are some labels Andy, and you’ll be in business!
  13. Love that picture of your backyard Lawrence. So, this is what Spring time in Ontario looks like then!
  14. Actually Vossie, I’d say your build looks as flash as a rat with a gold tooth!

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