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The super-beginners guide to stropping and whipping blocks.

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In the middle of building my first wooden plank-on-plank model (H.M. Pickle) all was going well until I came across the wonderful instructions “two copper eyelets can now be fitted to the main mast with their respective blocks”.


Great I thought, and how am I supposed to do that? So after a lot of (not very good) research, I thought I had worked out what to do and so proceeded to ‘attach’ my first block. Result? Terrible.


Further research followed and in the end I worked out how to do this and as suggested by a couple of people have now created this 'Super-beginners guide to stropping and whipping blocks'. I was going to call it 'The Dummy's Guide but I'd get into all sorts of trouble by doing that so I'll have to stick with my snappy title.


So the guide is attached and I hope it's of use to some of you.


Best Regards 

The super guide.docx

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Hi all.

I don't want to underestimate your method Ron, I just to take the chance to show how easier  my seizing method  is (as I think...),

also on  fastening block in an eyelet.
So at first you should take a look there: A way of seizing (my way)


Then my below sketch will show you another way.

Many thanks

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