They gave me three or four, Donnie. They were all white and thick and loosely woven. And it wasn't enough. I started by using what they gave me and painted the stays black until the Admiral gave me some of her black embroidery thread. Now I'm trying regular thread. At this scale it doesn't look too bad. And it sure ties off easier to the belaying pins.Yes, there are some people that rig starting at the bitts or belaying pins and work there way up.
you can also use beeswax to make the lines stiffer and take the looseness out.
So how many different sizes of line they give you?
Thanks, Paul! I just caught up with your posts. For some reason, I wasn't being notified of your posts. I rebooted the follow in hopes I would be notified again.Welcome back to shipbuilding Vic!
I learned a lot on this build, Tony. It helped me on my Black Pearl. Now I can finally finish the Connie, if I ever figure out how to use my lathe to taper my yards. I might have to use my drill again.Hi Vic just seen this build for the first time quite a challenge for a first build. Lot of tips for my BP rigging.
Did you get a chuck with your lathe? That's the best way to hold the yards.I learned a lot on this build, Tony. It helped me on my Black Pearl. Now I can finally finish the Connie, if I ever figure out how to use my lathe to taper my yards. I might have to use my drill again.
Yes, I ordered one via Amazon. If I had known the shanks are interchangeable, I would have just ordered a shank. I had already gotten my money back for the original chuck I had bought.Yes chucks come in lots of different fittings did you get a replacement? When fitted the lathe is much better than a drill.
I would like a lathe like that, maybe one day I hold the yards in the middle and do them in two parts, not sure if you have clearance behind the chuck to it this way.Right chuck. Right shank size. The lathe works much better. I’m having to be extra careful on the lengths of the dowels to make sure I have some dowel on each end to fit in the chuck. And then about 3-4 mm extra so I don’t bang my tools into the spinning chuck. I’ve iced chisels, files, and sandpaper. Once you get the hAng of it, it’s quicker and easier than using a drill to taper yards and mast.View attachment 234512