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Get the most out of "bailing wire" repairs. Tips on selecting and using wire for a variety of temporary repairs.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.78#3) pg. 61

A method for getting kinks and bends out of wire.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #364 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.46#1) pg. 76

Technique for cutting boron wire, often used in fabricating small or lightweight kites.
KITE LINES Summer-Fall 1987 (v.6#4) pg. 41

Experimenting with shaped memory alloys. Experiments with Nitinol wire.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 43

Strengthening your rig. Part 1. Standing rigging. Includes a chart showing the strength of bronze, stainless and aluminum wire of various diameters.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #52 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 15

Tip: Use automotive brake cleaner to clean grease out of wire cable.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #52 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 71

Strengthening your rig. Part 2. Hull stiffness. Overcoming hull distortion from rig. Installing reinforcing knees. Includes a chart showing bearing area needed for chain plate bolts. Types of rigging wire are explained.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #53 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 21
Correction SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #59 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 5

Tip: Simple tool is used to facilitate attaching two cable clamps back-to-back.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1988 (v.37#11) pg. 41

The 1x19 splice made possible. How to produce smooth, strong wire splices.
WOODENBOAT #81 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 45