I am coming up to the home stretch with this build.
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I’m going to just compile all the Yard Braces for the Fore Mast Yards in 1 Post. These guys go backwards towards the Main Mast through the Blocks and secured down on the deck somewhere.
I bought a pair of these Embroidery Scissors in Straight Blades and I liked them so much that I bought another pair in Curved Blades. They are ideal for cutting the Rigging strings. Very sharp and accurate.
I had to experiment around with a few different techniques to be able to tie the line around the Belaying Pin. This is the method that works for me.
I have done the looping on the top side of the Belaying Pin both with some Tweezers or a Grab Hook.
Cross-jack – The lower yard on the mizzen or aftermost mast of a ship-rigged sailing vessel to spread the sheets of the mizzen topsail. It was so called because the term mizzen yard was in use for the lateen sail which was later replaced by the trapezoidal spanker sail set under a gaff. From about 1800 some ships set a square sail called the cross-jack from the cross-jack yard but it had limited use because of the interference with the spanker.
I made this Line Faking Tool by sticking a couple of pins in this piece of wood.
I then tie a Midshipman’s Knot on one end and slip it down one of the Pins and then carefully coil the line around the 2 pins.
After I get the line coiled, I dab some Transparent Wood Glue on it and let it get hard. After which I lift it off with a Flat Xacto Blade.