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    Default Ulf Bj°rnar Mikalsen - Boat Builder in Kjerring°y

    If you are like me interested in traditional Nordic boats, I recommend to visit this facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...0194949&type=3
    and also to see this video previously presented in another thread: https://www.nowness.com/story/fox-of...y-woman-island











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    Gorgeous.
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    Default Re: Ulf Bj°rnar Mikalsen - Boat Builder in Kjerring°y

    The Nordlandbat also has the "Iain Oughtred Approval":

    Jim Lindsey:
    This looks beautiful, but isn't it very heavy?
    Iain Oughtred:
    No, Jim, they are light boats; about 1/2" 'Scots' pine. Superb rowing boats.




    Ulf Mikalsen is also an author:



    Bňtbyggern Kjerring°y (google translation):
    Sales of the book Wooden Boat Building - Construction of equipment for fishing in Rana goes steadily. True, the number of books sold per month declined somewhat, but this was expected. Building Manuals is a book type that sell over many years. My first book, Wooden Boat Building - Construction in clinker and carvel, I gave out in 1987. It was sold in 5000 copies. It is now several years since it was out of print, but still m

    ottar I orders on the book. The intention is to revise the content something and give the book out again in the same format as the book about tip boatbuilding, but this time on my own imprint - Boatbuilding Cleaning publishers. The surprise in sales of books have been many orders from Finland, Sweden, Poland, Germany, France, England, Iceland, Canada and America. It suggests that the book probably has a market in an English translation.
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    Just because...











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    Wow. Thanks for posting. I enjoyed the film, too, but those shop photos are great. The sailing photos are unbelievable!
    "near it, a small whale-boat, painted red and blue, the delight of the king's old age."

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    Just beautiful Flo Mo! Thanks for posting!
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    Default Re: Ulf Bj°rnar Mikalsen - Boat Builder in Kjerring°y

    He also have a web page http://ulf.no/

    I am lucky to live just 2 hours drive from he`s shop, and will pay him a visit next spring

    I might add two more web-pages and boatbulders for those interested in these boats:
    http://kailinde.no/
    http://www.eldjarnbaat.no/ On the last one you see them contributed in building this: https://www.facebook.com/DrakenHaraldHarfagre

    We are shurely proud of these boatbuilding traditions. BTW I have a restoring-project of a 20 ft. Nordlandsboat here http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...orthern-Norway

    Regards from Nordland

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    Default Re: Ulf Bj°rnar Mikalsen - Boat Builder in Kjerring°y

    The boats I saw stacked up on the wharf in Stavanger, new and waiting to shipped up the coast, only had three wide planks on each side. What were these?

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    Default Re: Ulf Bj°rnar Mikalsen - Boat Builder in Kjerring°y

    Quote Originally Posted by ahp View Post
    The boats I saw stacked up on the wharf in Stavanger, new and waiting to shipped up the coast, only had three wide planks on each side. What were these?
    Most likely the Oselvar boat, another fine traditional craft from Norway.

    Pictures by Oselvarverkstaden (https://www.facebook.com/Oselvarverk.../photos_stream) which would deserve its own thread:









    For more insight please watch this video:



    Interesting read about the Oselvar: http://kjellmag.no/Dokmntr/Brest%202008.pdf
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    A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
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    Default Re: Ulf Bj°rnar Mikalsen - Boat Builder in Kjerring°y

    I am in awe, quite the most beautiful boats. And the video is great too so as to see the hands on processes.
    Thank you.
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    Default Re: Ulf Bj°rnar Mikalsen - Boat Builder in Kjerring°y

    Look at the width of those garboards!
    Re-naming straits as necessary.

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    Default Re: Ulf Bj°rnar Mikalsen - Boat Builder in Kjerring°y

    Some news from Ulf's facebook page:



    Some impressions from Oselvarverkstaden: https://vimeo.com/155132416
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    Default Re: Ulf Bj°rnar Mikalsen - Boat Builder in Kjerring°y

    I liked that one very much!
    Oselvarverkstaden: https://vimeo.com/155132416
    Thanks for posting.
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    Always rewarding to browse Ulf's facebook page from time to time:












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