I’m now at the Ratlines stage. I would say that out of all the processes of Ship Building, this has probably got to be the most tedious. So, I just turn on some music to listen to while I do it.
I am not bothering with Fancy ties on the ends of the Ratlines.
Just finished with the Main Mast Shrouds. The after line are the Back Stays…
I had to make some different Jigs that were shorter than the ones I made before.
I put 2 Deadeyes on different sides of this Board.
I’m starting the building of all the Boom and Gaffs. There are 4 of them to build. I cut out the Patterns and used a 2x7mm Tanganika Board.
I use both my Belt Sander and the Dremel Sander and my small Grinder to shape it.
I just thought That painting the guy friends black looked cool… I’m sure that they must have done it before in history.
I am waiting for my Rigging Book to arrive to get more information about the proper rigging for these Fore and Aft Rig Ships.
I’m the meantime, I’m working on these little things while I wait.
I just finished making these Backstay Staffs on the Crosstrees of the Foremast.
After a lot of fretting, I installed the Martingale. I first put the Wire on it to simulate U-Bolt Braces. Then flattened the back and used Dap Contact Cement and Superglue to harden it.