Beginning work on the Lower Bowsprit.
It gave me a chance to use my new Lathe.
It’s a Proxxon DB 250 Mini Lathe. I’ll tell you what… It only took me a minute to figure out and it works great for this work.
Also, this is a job for my Calipers.
Whipping Around Bowsprit
I simply used the Common Whipping Knot for all the Whipping going up the Bowsprit.
Then I dribble some Superglue on it. The Superglue makes the line nice and hard for easy trimming with my Sprue Cutter.
This little Line Guide, I had to scratch make it because I mistakenly used it for the Ships Wheel. It came on the same part thread that the Ship’s Wheel. Anyway, I ended up breaking it… So I had to make another one.
This Line Stop is made out of some spare 1x2mm Beech Wood I had. This stops the line from sliding once it’s lashed down to the Stem.