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magpie1832
#1 Posted : 29 July 2010 19:47:41

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Here's how I made my clove hitches:

Photo 1. I started at the left hand side and with the end of the thread held to the left took the rest of the thread, with the needle, across to the right in front of the shrouds.

Photo 2. With the thread across the shroud take the needle and place it from right to left behind the shroud and under the thread that is across the front.

Photo 3. The thread should now go around the shroud and come out under itself.

Photo 4/5. Now take the needle and place it from right to left behind and over the thread, DON'T pull it tight, but leave a small loop.

Photo 6. Take the needle and from the left thread the needle through the loop and pull all the way through.

Photo 7. The knot stretched out so you can see how it goes around the shroud.

Photo 8. Ease the knot together and tighten it to the shroud, before you tighten it completely to the shroud, ease it into place with the point of the needle and then pull it to lock it into place.

When I've done several rows I coat all the knots, ratlines and shrouds with dilute pva glue to hold them in place, you can also use the point of the needle to put 'droops' into the ratlines and then when the glue is dry they keep their shape.












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#2 Posted : 29 July 2010 21:06:03

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BigGrin That's it, missus has told me to send all my socks with holes in to you as she reckons you handle that needle so well!!!! LOL LOL LOL LOL . Looking REALLY good.BigGrin Cool BigGrin Drool Drool , have started the dead eyes on the Pearl, so I am watching closely!!!BigGrin Cool
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#3 Posted : 29 July 2010 22:11:54

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Thanks Magpie

Zeptrader: Colin can you ensure this goes on your index page, I'm sure we will make use of it when eventually rigging is reached.

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#4 Posted : 29 July 2010 23:55:48

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Another excellent walkthrough for my ever growing collection thankS to this forum ThumpUp

Thanks for posting this,

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#5 Posted : 30 July 2010 00:55:03

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What an excellent and splendid example of an operation that is going to take place on everyones build, this is precisely the type of example us newbies need to give us every chance of completing a very good model. Thankyou...
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#6 Posted : 30 July 2010 07:17:22

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Brilliant Magpie, just superb mate, can I add to this, the link will take you to an animated clove hitch , just to get a close idea of how it works.

http://www.animatedknots...e=www.animatedknots.com

I'll add this to the index at the weekend.
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thanks to magpie and zeptrader for putting it up,tried to explain but sounds very complicated in print,much easier in pics.
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#8 Posted : 30 July 2010 09:59:00

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Some real classic information here lads...no doubt I shall be frequenting the pictures to steer me through the rigours of rigging...LOL LOL
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now added to the NEW STICKY Index of Topics.
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#10 Posted : 30 July 2010 21:41:37

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Nice one Zep and Magpie, keep them tips coming.
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#11 Posted : 30 July 2010 23:38:07

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Cool, thanks for showing us all.
It should definitely make it into the index. Keep the pics coming please, to further explain the next step.
i dont know what weapons will be used in ww3 but ww4 will be sticks and stones.
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#12 Posted : 31 July 2010 10:35:40

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Thanks Colin...at least we know where to look when we need to re-visit the pictures..ThumpUp
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Zeptrader wrote:
Brilliant Magpie, just superb mate, can I add to this, the link will take you to an animated clove hitch , just to get a close idea of how it works.

http://www.animatedknots...e=www.animatedknots.com

I'll add this to the index at the weekend.


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Do you have any recommendations for attaching sails to the yards.
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Hi Farrabrass ,
Is that on your San Fran 2...

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Hi Magpie, yes, I have attached the lateen sail in a satisfactory fashion, but it seems to be taking a long time, I have tied the knots one at a time, but this seems to waste a lot of thread and I was wondering if some sort of running knot could be used instead, thank-you.
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#17 Posted : 03 August 2010 14:21:00

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HI,
What I will do is post how to do it with pics later on today on how I tied mine to the Yards. It looks ok as you can see on my build diary last pics.

Chris.BigGrin BigGrin

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#18 Posted : 04 August 2010 08:22:00

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Great post can anyone tell me what the width at the widest point the ratlines are apart and the length of the longest one is as i want to make a jig to make mine??????????? BigGrin BigGrin
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Hi Allan,

There is a jig out there but its Pants...
Every Ship is different in width of ratline because it depends scale and how many Shrouds aswell. Its actualy easier to do them as you go along..

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#20 Posted : 04 August 2010 10:18:09

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hi chris.. i bought the amati jig but found the size did not really suit the model being constructed so i now do each individually to suit the ship in question.
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