SEACHESTS
III
Modern Work
Last rev. Aug 12 2010
Pictures with
YELLOW boxes are
clickable  to produce a
larger picture:  with
WHITE boxes are
full-sized already.
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Over on THE WOODEN BOAT FORUM there is a gent who contributes... a LOT, not only to the forum
as a whole, but to seagoing tradition and it's preservation, and his name is
HUGH LANE.  Hugh can
have a berth on my vessel any time he wants one.  He knots, sails, sings and is generally a credit to
the seafaring nation.  

Some of his work:
(1) and (2): a lovely set of traditional beckets and the chest he made with them attached.  Colours are
spot-on and you couldn't want better workmanship.

(3) Nicely done traditional leathered beckets  (I wanna be him when I grow up!)

(4) and (5) Leathered and wormed beckets with the copper nails used to attach the cleats (they get
'clinched' over inside) and the chest he and some friends made.   Worming refers to the line sewn
into the lay of the rope pudding (or core) which has been covered with white linen or light canvas.
(I'd use the technical name for that crack in the rope, but then some spam-blockers would list this as
a porn site... S'trewth!)   Worming was done when covering standing rigging with small stuff
(serving) to protect it from the elements...  One would worm the rope to achieve a level surface for
parcelling, or wrapping the whole in tarred linen or tarred light canvas strips,  then serve or wrap
them both in a tarred marline or small cordage, then tarring  or "slushing" the lot again.   The result
was fairly impervious to seawater and sun.    
"
Worm and parcel with the lay,  turn and serve the other way."

Another example of HUGHMAN's expertise may be found HERE.


More of Hugh's work will be coming up, as soon as I can pry photos from his parsimonious little
fingers!

These are a couple of chests he made on order for a husband and wife...
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SEACHESTS: PAGE ONE   PAGE TWO        CHEST BECKETS
Her chest:   the top                                                                      The beckets and                                                      the carved till box
His chest:       The top                                                                        The beckets
Jack Dillon is a sailor of the Old School... versed
in many disciplines, an artist and an author, his
posts at the Wooden Boat Forum have instructed
and entertained for many years.  
HERE is one in
particular, an ongoing account of his 11 years
living aboard...it is MOST entertaining!

Here's a chest he made.  Hopefully he'll send
some more pictures of his future efforts!

HERE is his take on making a becket for the
chests... scroll down to find his input!
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MORE TO COME
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