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Blacker Wings SBS https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/ Blacker Wings SBS Used the #4 for the Findhorn as an example. The following few steps are pretty much standard body work etc https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296114 193296114 https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296115 193296115 https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296116 193296116 https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296117 193296117 https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296118 193296118 https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296119 193296119 Pics 1 to 7 need no explanation https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296120 193296120 Select equal sized strips of each of the feathers required and according to pattern description and lay pout in order https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296121 193296121 Take the left hand strips for the rear side wing and stack directly on top of each other in order and keeping the tips level. . As the great man said it is easiest to do this on the knee https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296122 193296122 Pick up bunch of slips and measure for length.Do not brush out as you would a Rogan pattern. Pinch together and tie in on the offside with 2 or 3 turns of thread finishing with a half hitch (running knot ) https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296123 193296123 At this point some adjustment may be needed to make sure it is in the correct position on the far side and not encroaching onto the near side https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296124 193296124 In position https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296125 193296125 Repeat with the right hand (near side ) slips and tie in as before https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296126 193296126 far side view https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296127 193296127 Trim waste and drench the wing roots with varnish https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296128 193296128 Finish and add final coats of varnish https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296129 193296129 Another example using the McPherson which has the addition of a wool head. Just follow the same instructions https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296130 193296130 https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296131 193296131 https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296132 193296132 https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296133 193296133 https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296436 193296436 https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296437 193296437 https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296439 193296439 https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296440 193296440 https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296441 193296441 To finish Apply a liberal amount of varnish to the head and Dub a small amount of wool to the thread and wind from the front to the rear. At this point the varnish will be very tacky and the dubbing will stick like................ https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296442 193296442 Finish against the wing with one or two half hitches and put a dob of varnish on the knot with your bodkin or as I do put a drop of varnish the thread before tightening the knot https://www.freewebs.com/bobfly/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193296443 193296443