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  1. I'm currently starting to make shrouds and have served a shroud line that needs to be seized to the mast. Once I wrap the seizing around the served line it will not "slide" up to the mast to make a tight fit. And I haven't even really tightened the seizing yet. Unlike seizing plain rope which allows the seizing to slide up to a block, a eyebolt, etc before fully tightening. Anyone have any tips/tricks/methods to get the seizing close to the mast on a served rope?
  2. Fantastic job on the Conny and the display case! A question, on post #1028 you mentioned a tool that was recommended by Chuck that you used to flair the brass rod to make the pendant thimbles. If you don't mind where did you get it from, I'd like to get one to make my thimbles. Thanks
  3. 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.

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