Pic 70: With the lower shrouds complete, it's time to move up to the next set of shrouds. These however do not have a solid fixing - they are tied to the lower shrouds, which are of course flexible. To keep tensions constant, and also to stop the deadeyes rotating, I glued each lower deadeye, with attached thread, in its place on the platform. When dry, you can secure the threads to the lower shrouds. This means that when you later apply tension from above, you don't pull the deadeyes away from the platform or distort the lower shrouds.