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Wooden sheaves for rigging - what's being done at the end?

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Eric The Viking

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Have a look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iAcoIpPPGo (It's a Dutch traditional chandler making sheaves ("blocks") for a boat restoration).

What's the process at the end, involving various cans of liquid? I can't work out if it's impregnating the wood with something like Linseed or Tung oil (in which case why two or three cans), or something to do with lubricating the pulleys themselves.

Either way they look gorgeous when done. There are other videos from the same source involving finishing the mast, etc.

Someone else posted the link earlier, which is how I found this one.

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Probably hot linseed oil, which is a big favourite with traditional boat owners. The first tin is thinned with turpentine, the second is full strength and the third is just to drain off the excess.
 

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....very nice....not too sure what the process is towards the end but I'm with you on waterproofing/protecting the block cheeks as opposed to oiling the sheave. Warm it up to 66C let it stew, then pop it into another prep, finally drain off and wipe down.

Def'n the dogs danglies. I like this forum even more for some of this boatie staff.

Any other classic boat fans out here?
 

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Eric The Viking":2t3jg4h4 said:
Have a look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iAcoIpPPGo (It's a Dutch traditional chandler making sheaves ("blocks") for a boat restoration).

What's the process at the end, involving various cans of liquid? I can't work out if it's impregnating the wood with something like Linseed or Tung oil (in which case why two or three cans), or something to do with lubricating the pulleys themselves.

Either way they look gorgeous when done. There are other videos from the same source involving finishing the mast, etc.

Someone else posted the link earlier, which is how I found this one.

E.
Posted the video in the other thread (https://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/windy-miller-does-woodwork-t58580.html) and Belgianphil translated what they were talking about (halfway down the page).
 
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