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Harry Dunn08/09/2009 11:24:22
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Has anybody bought commercial made rigging tools and, if so, what are your views on them. Are they worth the money? Also, if any experienced modelers make their own rigging tools any tips would be welcome. There is another slight problem I could do with a bit of advice on...what is the best way to keep the tension on the stays or shrouds whilst tying them off? In particular when tying on a block or deadeye.

Barry Foote09/09/2009 08:07:20
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Hi Harry,
I have been building square riggers for years now and have never tried the commercially available jigs you can buy. I use a pair of medical tweesers, long nosed grips and a pair of sharp embroidery scissors. Tension can be done by applying a drop of superglue at the block end, before continuing to finish the stay or shroud.
A quick tip. Keep a block of bees wax handy and run all your rigging cord through it before use. It helps to keep stray fibres from standing up. 

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