Re: Birdsmouth Mast taper - and tapered blocking
Here's what I did to get sufficient blocking at the bottom of the mast. I made another small birdsmouth section to fit inside the mast staves. That brought the inside diameter down enough that I could drill a hole and use a dowel for the centre. The flats for the heel were cut in later.
"A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned, for he will be going out on a day he shouldn't. We do be afraid of the sea, and we only be drowned now and again" Arran Islands Fisherman