Mounting Cheek Blocks on the Mast

Mike Lehman explains:
I wanted my turning blocks mounted to the mast instead of mounted on the deck. I did that using standard cheek blocks and making teak mounting blocks. The teak blocks are a little tricky to cut so, I've included a sketch that hopefully will show you the "trick" on cutting the blocks, if you choose to mount your blocks this way.
View from aft   How to cut the blocks
South: The Endurance Expedition South: The Endurance Expedition

Shackleton's near-fatal journey to the Antarctic has received a lot of press in recent years. This is Shackleton's own account—quiet, understated, and riveting. It also describes the travails of the Aurora expedition, intended to lay the groundwork for Shackleton on the other side of the continent.

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