View Full Version : A Line of Blocks -- Photos

Dave Hadfield
12-22-2003, 01:24 AM
More photos with my new digital toy. These are blocks I use on my mainsheet and a few other places. They're hung up on the wall beside the wood stove for refinishing.

Some are strapped with Buff Polyester, some with manilla.

There are some more pictures on the "Grandfather's Boat" thread here in B+R.



John B
12-22-2003, 03:58 AM
Very nice Dave. Did you use that backing board to fend off a bear. Looks a bit gnawed on the end. :D

Mike Field
12-22-2003, 06:27 AM
Nice work with the grommet in that second photo, Dave.

Tell me, what wood did you use for the sheaves? And how has it stood up?

Chadd Hamilton
12-22-2003, 09:03 AM
Nice work, Dave.

12-22-2003, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by John B:
Very nice Dave. Did you use that backing board to fend off a bear. Looks a bit gnawed on the end. :D I was thinking shark attack! :D

Cosmo Lengro
12-22-2003, 12:12 PM
Both posts are stunning!
That Cat is a jewel and the blocks impressive.

PS: how come your hands are so clean?

:D :D :D tongue.gif

Dave Hadfield
12-22-2003, 12:38 PM

Clean hands? Rubber gloves. I was using paint stripper for a couple of hours before.

The wood I use for sheaves is Jotoba, a tropical hardwood. I've got a bit left over from a flooring project. I turn them on a lathe and it's tough, both to get the chuck teeth to set into the wood, and to get the lathe tool sharp enough. In use though, they work very well --I've never had one split.

As for the backing board, well, we do live in the woods. I have to fend off the bears all the time. It's usually no big deal and I use whatever's handy, but that big chunk was removed the time I came up against a persistant Jehovah's Witness. I was lucky to get away that day.... (Usually they send a handicapped person out of the car first, but this one was in his prime!)