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XII. RIGGING THE FORESTAYS (cont.)

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November 22, 2012

I decided that I wanted a slightly thicker seizing on the Forestay of the Top end. In this procedure, I decided to use gift wrap tissue paper of which I have found in the past to be easy to work with and readily available.
This is not too scientific. I simply cut a stip about 18 inches long and rolled the paper at an angle. The images below should be explanatory. Since the tissue is white, I then had some brown Folk Art water based paint and diluted it and spread this solution onto the completed rolled of while tissue and then let it set to dry for about an hour.
The final revealed a rather robust durable strand - that by the way, I wanted to really simulate the leather sometimes used in the seizings. I then prepared one strand of Black Cross stitch thread and ran this through the beeswax (as always). Loading the spare cardboard tube with the line allows for easier and faster application of the wrapping. From beginning to end (including dry time) it took about 2 hours to build this one end.
I realize that this method might invite a lot of debate, but in the end, I have a nice rigged end that is very durable. The tissue adds just enough thickness to where it is not bulky.

Enjoy !
Donnie

Rigging The Forestay

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Rigging The Forestay

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XII. RIGGING THE FORESTAYS (cont.)

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November 24, 2012

Rigging The Forestay

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Rigging The Mainstay

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XIII. RIGGING THE MAIN and MIZZENSTAYS

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November 25, 2012

Rigging The Mainstay

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Rigging as seen from Fore Deck

Rigging as seen from Fore Deck

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