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  1. http://books.google.de/books?id=c_sJIeR0jeIC&pg=PA29&lpg=PA29&dq=masts+woolding+how+to&source=bl&ots=S7CiaSz22T&sig=k5nwNJD74dMjrKdBC_WBdxj5tvI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=T4hXUbXzJNHHtAaItoHoDA&ved=0CEYQ6AEwBTgK Check the link above, I used this way and it works very good. Have fun, Daniel
  2. Hi All, In a lot of the literature it is written that shrouds are turned on the dead-eyes by using a throat-seizing (I.e.: http://www.hnsa.org/doc/luce/part11.htm). I've noticed in a lot of pictures on the forum that on models this one is usually skipped. Is this a 'normal' practice to make on the models? I am asking because I have tried to make it as in the pictures, but failed. Is there a known method to make one on a model? I have 'asked' google, but failed to get something till now. Thanks for help! Bye, Daniel
  3. Hello B. E., Your model looks awesome! And the build log is great. It is almost like a step by step tutorial on how to do model ships. It is making things looking much more easier then they are. Thank you very much for taking the time to repost it, I think it will help and inspire a lot of people. Best Regards, Daniel
  4. Thanks a lot to everyone for all the information. I have read most of the things I could find on the internet about the subject (this also included some reviews about the suggested books). Now all it is left is start doing it .
  5. Thank you, I was looking on it right now. It is my first attempt so I am a bit confused right now. The safest thing seems to take some while, research the subject a bit and then when I have a better understanding of what I am dealing with to 'make a plan' and do it.
  6. Thank You very much for the answer B. E. Now that I knew the right terms to ask Google is returning very useful images and I should be able to continue. I sort of misread in one book and I was looking for girt-lines ... I am trying to figure out now all the blocks that have to be fitted on the mast before attaching the mast on the ship with the shroud and deadeyes.
  7. Hi All, I am starting the rigging for a 3 masted square rigged English ship from around 1800. In have looked in a few books and other internet ressources about the subject, but I cannot figure out how the blocks that are fitted under the masts' tops are called, how many of them are there and what are they used for. Can anyone help?

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