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  1. In the period of going from carpentry to rigging work - I built a stand, while it's still easy to manipulate the hull.
  2. The next step. Inserting the block into the shell of the block. Marking and drilling a hole for the “axis of a sheave”. After that - the shell is taken off and the profile of the shell is being formed, using the same mini-drill and broaching file. The next step - making the axis of the sheaves from the wire 0,8mm, this is easy. After that blackening of the shell of the block and assembling. I ve done it like that. I hope my explanation is comprehensible. If there are questions I’d be glad to help.
  3. After that the shell of the block is being soldered to the end of the hook. I used the the clamp as seen above. After the soldering, the extending points of the ends are cut off with broaching file and mini-drill. On this stage I also made the final shape of the hook using the same equipment. On some blocks, apart from the hook it was necessary to solder “half-circle”. It is also bent separately and soldered to the end of the block.
  4. The making. Unfortunately, I didn't document all the steps, so i’ll try to explain in words. I made blocks of the required form. Cut the stripes of brass of the required width. Adjust the shell of a block individually, using each block as a pattern, which guarantees push fit after soldering. Hooks are bent separately out of the wire 1,0 mm. After the bending, we cut the end with a thin saw used for metal works. and make the shape on which will be soldered the ends of the shell of the block.
  5. Greetings, my dear colleagues. Thank you very much for the evaluation of my work. I’ll try to answer the questions about the making of blocks. I used pear tree , brass wire 0,8 and 1,0 mm. Thickness of brass - 0,3 mm. I would like to point out that the technology is based on the hand- making of each block, because each block has a different shape and size. Since there are not many blocks on the yacht, I didn't make up any mechanical method of production. Blocks were made ith the immitation of the sheaves. I know from experience that on the blocks that are equipped with cable, block sheaves are not seen.
  6. BLOCKS. By trial and error, I made a certain number of blocks, I think I would have enough for a complete set of rigging. The most difficult part for me turned out to be metal shell of a block. In the end, I made them using 1.0 mm wire with further refinement.
  7. Thank you very much, my dear colleagues for Your interesting messages. I think it's related to the length of the giek, and, I think, the tribute to tradition has also played its part My best regards.
  8. Dear Michael, It's with great interest and admiration that i studied Your report of assembling. Your outstanding culture of work performance and virtuoso mastery of metal processing equipment commands deep respect. I wish You strong health and inspiration in Your future work. My best regards, Alexander.
  9. I would like to ask, please, if anybody could tell me why flagpole has such form? Is this a tribute to tradition or is there any other reason? My best regards.
  10. Dear Keith Black, Thank you very much for such a high evaluation of my work.
  11. My greetings Griphos,I'm very glad that my experience and some of the technologies seem interesting to You. Regarding the work wwith metal, honorable Wefalck is right, the skills come with experience. I haven't read any literature on this subject. Nowadays, in the internet era we can learn the theoretical part from many resources, and the experience will be gained only with practice, we dont have to be afraid of difficult work and be prepared that probably some components would have to be redone several times - it's the only way to gain experience. And one more point, a big equipment stock makes the work considerably easier, but doesn't guarantee high-quality result. The more advanced the instrument is - the more practice it requires. Whereas the absence of equipment stock requires non-standard solutions in the working process. My best regards.
  12. Over the past period, I attached the predator, installed a flagpole. So far everything is removable, so that there is no difficulty in installing the rigging.
  13. As always, outstanding. Valeriy, your work is always truly admirable. My best regards, Alexander.
  14. Dear Michael, It's a great pleasure to hear it from You. My best regards.

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