Cringle As Art

Impressive handwork by a 19th century sailmaker.

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I’d guess he had time for that?!

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Warrant officers didn’t stand watch, but worked long days. Lots of time when running down sea with the stun’sls set.

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Not nearly as fancy but here’s one that I did by hand myself a while back. It was actually a fun project. By professional sailmaker standards I moved at a glacial pace by spreading it out over a few days, but that’s what allowed me to enjoy the process.

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Pretty work, sir. Meant in the finest sense. My skills were in splicing and sewn whippings, and nothing approaching your work. BZ.

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Impressive work showing how the stress was spread out over several points and those were strongly reinforced.

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