Step 8: Drill the Mast Holes and attach to the Deck

I drilled 3/16" holes through the masts as shown, at arbitrary distances, making sure to have the forward mast's holes slightly closer together than the rear one's.

Once drilled, I inserted the respective yards into their masts and applied glue, and let dry.

I didn't glue the masts to the deck yet because it would make it harder to stain them.
A <a href="http://www.whatisall.com/automobile/what-is-a-poop-deck.html" rel="nofollow">poop deck</a> is essentially the stern deck of the ship. In a sailing ship, this poop deck is usually elevated from the roof.
bravo! I will be attempting this design soon with maybe a few modifications later...
What Arrrrrrtistry!
Good idea &amp; nice design. If you make one small box and fix in the base of the ship, you can hide the jewelry from others. Then it will become perfect jewelry box also.
You might want to add a row of horizontal pegs sticking out of the hull on each side, (perhaps to hang rings on or something) since a pirate ship without any cannons isn't very piratey.
Oooooo such a good idea! I already gave this to my friend, but if she ever wants it refurbished, then thats definitely on the list
Ah. Not a jewelry box but a jewelry stand. I kept looking for the opening in to the ship's hold and couldn't find it.
That does make more sense, thanks for the correction!
Great instructable! Plenty of pictures to help the reader follow the steps. Thank you for posting. Ahoy mates!
awesome! I love this. I made a jewelry stand awhile back from an old tree branch with mesh in back for earrings, but it's starting to fall apart, so i've been looking for a new pattern. brilliant!

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