The re-creation of the Hjortspringboat
This part deals with the bottom plank and the bow blocks.
The bottom plank, 1993 - 1996
A tree is picked at Mynary in the Kisielwo forest, Poland.
The trunks (4 pcs.) Have come from Poland and the first - to the bottom plank - has entered the Lindeværftet.
Preparations are being made to split the trunk.
The selected tree trunk half is placed on the work stands.
The shape of the bottom plank has been drawn and the chopping has begun.
The external shape is formed.
A Danish linden tree for use on a bow block.
Raw processing of a bow block.
The top of the trunk to the bottom plank was damaged by the felling. A repair block was glued on by a specialist.
The underside of the bottom plank is nearing completion.
We had made a mistake when the bottom plank was chopped into the sides. Planks were glued on to get enough width.
Adhesive surfaces and expansion planks are prepared. Video is also recorded.
The extension planks were held in place during gluing. The holes after the screws were glued and stuffed with linden dowels.
The expansion planks are glued on, screw holes plugged and the curvature marked according to a template. Our favorite tool.
A bow block takes shape.
Clamps are cut out.
The, almost, finished bottom plank. The outside is applied with wood tar.
Finishing finish of cleat, leaving material for a rounding. Note the square holes!
Special tool for square holes: "Three-sided" wooden chisel.
The two side planks are nearing completion.
When the keel and side planks were finished, a "keel-laying party" was held on March 23, 1996.