INEXHAUSTIBLE SUBJECT: THE DEAD EYE

AN INEXHAUSTIBLE SUBJECT: THE DEAD EYEModelers with experience know how difficult it is to produce copies of a sailboat hundreds most likely dead eye, which upholstered in the shrouds of masts, mast, Bram-mast and other elements. The manufacture of such micropetala is a very laborious task due to the complexity of the details and requirements for scale looks, greatly affecting the appearance of microporosity in General.

In the “M-K” № 5 for the year 1990 were given recommendations for the production of the dead eye of plastic waste from kits.
 
In my opinion, this method has several disadvantages. Main — the size of the diameter and the discrepancy of colors that can match only on a rare happy coincidence.
Propose a method of creating a simulated dead eye “in-line” method from publicly available material — epoxy glue or putty.
 
First (sequence of operations are indicated by numbers in circles) using aluminum foil, film or paper, make the shape. The sheet material is wound with adhesive on a wooden rod of suitable diameter, 1. Drowning with one end received form 2, and into it pour the prepared composition 3 represents epoxy glue or putty, tinted to desired shade with oil paints (for example, a mixture of ocher with brown).
 
AN INEXHAUSTIBLE SUBJECT: THE DEAD EYE
 
After curing of the resin casting 4 is freed from the form and from the end of drill holes. Stand 5 required in this job is a simple plate with a round socket under the casting.
 
The next operation — cutting the casting to separate the workpiece dead eye 6. Finish — giving the disks of lenticular shape. Here you will also need a mandrel, but smaller below it nested in the workpiece 7 could be easily grinded and polished. By the way, drilling holes in dead eye you can postpone it to this stage of processing.
 
V. FOHLIN, Krasnoarmeysk, Moscow region.

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