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  • Birthday 02/28/1959

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  1. 19.2.5 Finishing the hound pieces On each of the hound pieces there is a ring for a block. At starboard side for the crane line, at portside for the trawl warp.
  2. 19.2.4 The Mast slats The back of the mast was protected by a series of oak slats for the rubbing of the gaff jaws. The slats extend from the upper position of the gaff jaws to the lowest reef position. At the top they were kept together by a steel ring, at the bottom by a copper plate. Gluing the first slat. All the slats into place. Making the copper plate. At the bottom of the slats I made a groove for the plate. Fitting the plate. Plate nailed into place, seen from behind. Seen from the side. Making the steel ring out of brass. Ring into position.
  3. Like I mentioned before it became a very nice capstan. I like the color scheme👍.
  4. 19.2.2 The Mast cleats Some 75 cm above deck level there are 5 cleats around the mast, 3 normal ones and two big ones. Making the cleats: The cleats around the mast.
  5. Adequate method for making belaying pins. Thanks for sharing, I have to make pins as well soon for my smack cross section. I think I will use your method.
  6. Oops, thought you finished your model already😁. I am sure that it will be a masterpiece as well.
  7. 19.2 The spars. The mast fittings. 19.2.1 The Mast hoops I make mast hoops of pit cane. It can be bought in hobby shops and is used for basket braids and flower arranging. The outside surface of the mast hoops is flat, the inside round. To make the flat surface I cut a slice of one side of the pit cane. The I make the pit cane wet, wind it around a round pipe with a slight bigger diameter than the mast and let it dry. Next day the pit cane can be removed from the pipe like a spiral to be cut in separate rings. I make a jig to glue the mast hoops. A wooden plank in which I drill holes of the same diameter as the mast hoops. With the help of that jig I determine the exact size of the pit cane rings and the overlaps that I need to glue them. I file the overlaps. Put some wood glue on them and press the hoops in the jig. The mast hoops, stained and varnished around the mast.

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