Preparation time. From 1992 - 1994
This first part deals with our training in the use of tools and to increase our understanding of the boat's construction.
Schematic representation and naming of the Hjortspring boat's construction parts. 1
A members' meeting in Alsingergården in April 1992.
The building in Holm we rented as a workshop, seen from the east.
The building in Holm we rented as a workshop, seen from the west.
The first trunks are felled in Augustenborg Skov, 1992. For the middle test piece.
The workshop is prepared with lighting. Coffee shop on the left.
A linden trunk is split into a plank.
A plank is chopped clean to the right thickness.
The middle section is assembled.
Exhibition in Nordals Hallen, November 1992.
Visits by staff from the National Museum.
Bow piece, bottom plank on the left and measurement of bottom plank horn on the right.
Completion of the bow plank of the bow piece.
Section of the bow block, seen from above, with four cleats and a hole for the bow in the railing horn.
Keel plank with rebate for the bow and lowering in the keel horn for the bow.
Section of the bow block, seen from below, with the recess against the bottom plank and hole for the bow in the railing horn.
Keel board and keel horn together. The railing horn is glued together with the bow block.
Keel plank and keel horn sampled with bow block and wood.
The completion of the bow piece is busy, it will be on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.
Starboard side and rail plank by being sewn to the bow tree.
The pre-assembled bow piece with keel horn, the bow tree and the horn support fastened with square dowels of oak.
The last trimming before departure to Roskilde.
Our specimens on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde together with a Polynesian tribal boat.
Our specimens on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.
- Ib Stolberg-Rohr has selected and customized the images.
Notes and sources
- 1: Kaul, Flemming, Da våbnene tav, fig.11, p.19