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Round Brass Thimbles

CH-FTHA - 1/4" - $1.79
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CH-FTHB - 3/8" - $1.89
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CH-FTHC - 7/16" - $1.98
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CH-FTHD - 5/8" - $3.96
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CH-FTHE - 3/4" - $4.54
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CH-FTHE - CH-FTHD - CH-FTHC - CH-FTHB - CH-FTHA

Round Brass Thimbles are handy for making authentic rope stropped blocks and many other uses. Scroll down for some examples:

Part #
OD
ID
For Rope Dia
CH-FTHA
1/2"
1/4"
3/16"
CH-FTHB
5/8"
3/8"
1/4"
CH-FTHC
3/4"
7/16"
1/4"
CH-FTHD
1"
5/8"
5/16"
CH-FTHE
1-1/4"
3/4"
3/8"

Below is a fine example of what wood blocks should look like when you are done.

 

David Nichols sent us the following:

Chuck,

I thought you might be able to use this in your catalog. These are just some of many uses for thimbles.

Photos: 4b, and 4c is a snotter for a sprit sail found in Pete Culler's book Skiffs and Schooners, photo 5h is just a thimble with a tail that can be used as a dead eye or a cunningham or a half a dozen other uses.....

David

4b
4c
5h
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