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Stropping blocks using wire


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Jeff, is the strop on the real block "buried" in the block or on the outside?  I have  built blocks for buried stropping in layers and if they are really tiny, I have drilled holes to bury the wire versus using a strap, leaving enough out to for an eye. These have been for schooners from 100 years ago.  I do not know if this would be appropriate for the J boats, even the oldest ones.  Is the following the type you need to make?







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