I mean we made a wide variety of
different types of blocks. So tradional to reinforced steel where you router out slot for the steel to go into the cheeks So it sometimes seems like the blocks are quite simple but actually they’re quite critical. We use them a lot around here to lift heavy things and to make them involves more detail than you would think. It took four triple blocks to lift the stem that was approximately two tons The wood that we prefer to use is Guapinol, it is very good for this.
It is a tough, durable wood. We used rough cut steel, the width was an inch and a half. It was quite a bit of fun forging the metal and hitting it over the anvil to get the bends that we needed. Connie Rocket – Out!