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    Default A shrimp fishing surprise

    A Dutch shrimp fisherman found something special in his nets, an almost undamaged 17th century wooden statue of probably an Eastern Indian Company ship.
    His fishing location in the Western Waddenzee used to be the anchoring site of these EIC ships.
    The archeologists are very exited but the fisherman told them that he continues fishing and probably will come ashore at Thursday
    Until that time he keeps the statue in a bucket filled with seawater.
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    Out of water, likely to deteriorate rapidly? What's 'the process', once ashore?
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Cpes?

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    A couple of methods can be used;
    freeze drying the wood
    impregnate it with polyethylene-glycol
    Or even more exotic impregnations of resin/aceton combinations, I don't think they will use CPES
    There's a special Dutch naval archeological laboratory with a lot of experience so we will probably hear about the conservation method later this week.
    Last edited by dutchpp; 08-02-2022 at 02:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Cpes?
    - too long at CLC, eh?
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    Out of water, likely to deteriorate rapidly? What's 'the process', once ashore?
    Fresh water until the salt is gone, then add PEG to the water until it is all Poly ethylene glycol.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: A shrimp fishing surprise

    Stabilize that bad boy, level off the top of its head and toss a disc of tempered glass on top and you've got yourself one heck of an occasional table and a guaranteed conversation starter.

    Just the thing to set a glass of rum down on.
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    Default Re: A shrimp fishing surprise

    PEG

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    The statue was brought ashore today. I'm sorry about the commercial in front of the clip.
    https://cdn.jwplayer.com/previews/fMz3wrYe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Fresh water until the salt is gone, then add PEG to the water until it is all Poly ethylene glycol.
    yep, gradual change over to glycol.
    I just had this process done to a bunch of shark specimens I'm incorporating into a new exhibition. They were in alcohol.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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