This is from Rigging Period Ship Models
What I normally do for these is to first put the Distance Measuring Tool that I made.
I put the Deadeye on it, then I measure off where the Shroud bend around it. I then take it off and squeeze it so that a bend takes place in the Hemp line. That’s why I like Hemp for this work, because it holds a bend. The synthetic line won’t do that.
I then put the Deadeye in and I use a Clove Hitch and squeeze it as tight as I can up against the Deadeye.
Then, I loop it a few times towards the Deadeye and end it with a double half-hitch to close it off and lock it in place.
Then I use French Loops going down and finish it with a Double half-hitch. It ends up looking like this…
After that, I put a drop of PVA White Glue on it to fix it.
I had to modify the Channels that were provided in the kit because I didn’t like how they were notched. They weren’t evening up with the Gun Ports.
This necessitates that I do each DeadEye after inserting them through the Channel holes. Then I put the nail in. Before which I wrap the wire around it.