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Tips for making period-correct 1/10 scale blocks and deadeyes for Mayflower?

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We are building a 1/10 scale model of the Mayflower for the 400 Anniversary celebrations next year in Dartmouth, UK.

 

I will have to make the blocks and dead eyes from scratch, as everything available on line is too small. And am planing to use a small lathe.

 

Does anyone have any helpful suggestions?

 

Thanks, Ian

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Welcome aboard!

 

Tip #1 is to write thread titles that more accurately indicate the information you're looking for. I took care of this one for you. As for the requested tip, I can't help with that one, but we have some pretty knowledgeable members who can. Hopefully one can hook you up soon with the information you need. A 1/10 scale reproduction is very ambitious as well as intriguing -- I hope that you'll share some progress photos.

 

Cheers!

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Blimey - thats ambitious - how far have you got with the build - pics? .

 

What actual size are the blocks you need ?

 

Is this to be a static model or actually floating or or....

Have you had a word with the NMM at Falmouth or maybe Charlestown ?

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I'm sure both Constitution and Victory have a team of shipwrights responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their respective ships and are knowledgeable in the construction of blocks and deadeyes.  You may want to contact them for advice.  There are other shipwrights that have worked on the various replica ships afloat that could be contacted also.

 

Regards,

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