A Riggers Bench and Tools
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A Riggers Bench and Tools

Now you might be interested in this gadget
I’m sitting on. This is a rigger’s bench. It’s modeled on what I’ve seen down in Cornwall
and in museums. It all comes apart and the rigger on board ships would use this so he
could move around and work where the rope was, mending breaks it it and so on. At the
end here you’ve got a slot for your knife and this is a Swedish fid which you stick
in here like that and helps get the work done. There’s a smaller one with a little decoration
on the end there.This is a real old one. This is the old fid and again you just push that
through and take it out and feed the rope through there so you can make a loop and so
on. So that’s a riggers bench.

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