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The Bigfella
11-16-2015, 07:17 AM
https://www.facebook.com/woodworkingcrazy/videos/1722373247984100/


https://www.facebook.com/woodworkingcrazy/videos/1722373247984100/

The Bigfella
11-16-2015, 07:19 AM
Sorry... tried to embed it and failed.

It's a fabulous clip (same clip twice btw)

skuthorp
11-16-2015, 02:42 PM
Indeed a great clip.

birlinn
11-16-2015, 02:57 PM
Impressed with the authenticity of the tools and craftmanship- bow drills with spoon bits, for instance

Peerie Maa
11-16-2015, 03:08 PM
Impressed with the authenticity of the tools and craftmanship- bow drills with spoon bits, for instance

What about the plane used to smooth the scarf? I did not know that they has developed a wood bodied plane. Handled scrapers for the hollow to lay the caulking along but not planes.

PeterSibley
11-17-2015, 03:06 AM
Excellent but would they have used iron plank lap fastenings or trunnels ? Or even sewn laps like Indian (Kerala) boats ?

OK, all three ways .... https://www.abc.se/~pa/publ/lapuri.htm

Peerie Maa
11-17-2015, 05:25 AM
Seemed like a hell of a lot of wood wasted though.

They had good smiths, but you need some sophisticated iron working to make a rip saw. The only saws that the archaeologists know about are the small ones used for making combs. Fortunately they had lots of trees, so could afford to waste some. Set that against the wastage in Peyp's and Nelsons navy. 2/3 of the felled timber went in off cuts and waste.