Re: Musicbox 2 (Omaha) New pix of handmade blocks and cleats
- I got my ideas from "The Marlinspike Sailor" by Hervey Garret Smith. Available on amazon.com
I also found photos here and there of handcarved blocks and such.
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Tom" <chtom@...> wrote:
> Where did you find plans for your blocks? I am needing to do some repairs to some of mind, but am thinking new ones may be better. Mine are wooden double sleaves.
> Tom Condry
> --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "wilhelm7.geo" <wilhelm7.geo@> wrote:
> > POCKET CHANGE is getting a partial rebuild. Never use luan underlayment for anything built to float. The cabin tops need to be replaced with fir plywood because of rot and subsequent leaking. Anyhow, I couldn't find anything "salty" enough for my taste in blocks and cleats so I made a few of my own from a nice slab of hickory. I've uploaded the pix into the Photos section under "Musicbox 2 (Omaha)." I cut out the rough shapes with my bandsaw and shaped them with rasps, files, and sandpaper.