Great job on your Constitution! I've started to to work on my topmasts and am scratching my head over 2 things. One, are the round sections of the topmasts tapered from the bottom octagon section to the area where the cheeks/trestle trees are? The plans don't seem to indicate it and Bob Hunt's practicum says they are not tapered. The other thing is how did you get the mast cap over that "shoulder area"? I know that the cap would have to go on before the cheeks were glued on, but isn't the shoulder area still larger than the mast cap hole? I'm making my masts from square stock and using a proxxon lathe.