Starting work on the Pin Rails.
noun nautical a strong woodenrail or bar containing holes for belayingpins to which lines are fastened on sailing vessels
It calls for using the 1.5mm x 3mm Walnut stock.
I found that I have to be careful with drilling these holes out and use drill bits in successive orders of thickness to prevent cracking.
Here’s an example of cracking. I have redo this all over again…
Ok… So, what I found works to keep from cracking is to use a high speed Dremel.
So these Brackets. The best way that o found for installing them is to use Dap Weldwood Contact Cement. Then once they’re on, I dribble 1 drop of SuperGlue on it. This always strengthens the hold because Contact Cement doesn’t hold hard enough for these small parts.
Also I made these wood cleats on the forward part of the Forecastle…