With nothing to do in the home office except wait for the phone to ring, I decided to fabricate some patterns for 3 blocks with beckets. Just shipped them this week to Mystic Foundry to have them cast. They tell me the castings will be about $40.00 apiece.
I've already turned down the sheaves from some black locust I had laying around. The pins are 1/4 inch bronze rod stock. The wooden cheeks are cherry.
Where else could I get these for under $130 a pop?