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Forum topic by loiblb posted 10-18-2016 09:48 AM 535 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2016 09:48 AM

Mask for turning pens using CA glue.
I use a cartridge dust mask for turning. I notice my eyes have reacted to using CA glue. I have to use something other than CA or a better mask.

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#1 posted 10-19-2016 10:22 AM

Unless you use a full face respirator, or use a fan to blow fumes away from you not sure what you can do.

I became sensitized to CA so stopped using it to finish pens. Switched to oil or water poly and lacquer as a finish. These days still use CA as a crack filler but not very often.

-- Bill

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#2 posted 10-20-2016 02:18 PM

I found out on Pen turners about odorless CA will not do the stuff reg. CA does to your eyes and lungs.

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#3 posted 10-20-2016 02:53 PM

I found the ventilation was key – have a “snorkel” dust collector behind the piece and it draws away the fumes – so i have not had this issue of either smell nor eyes burning

I find it ‘mediocre at best for catching chips… as they have more inertia as they fly out of the “jetstream”
But for sanding dust and fumes – - it works well
essentially this

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