Thursday, November 14, 2013


We've been waiting for things to set in the boat shed over the last few days and so while we've been waiting we decided to get a head start on the deadeyes for Lena Blanche. And you guessed it stripes are in fashion. You can't imagine the strange looks you get when you tell people you're making deadeyes but the rigging wouldn't be the same without them and we thought we'd make them spectacular. This is where we started with them but you'll have to wait for the finished product. They are made of black locust and angelique. Thank you, once again, to our friends from Atlantic Arbourists Ltd. for the gorgeous black locust- we are making use of every splinter.
 Glued up in long strips.

 Cut into blocks and then coarse cut in rounds and teardrop shapes.
 A closer look at an eye in the rough.

 Shaping to the line.