Viking Ship Building

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by Angélique, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    This new thread is a split-off from the thread Traditional "Rule of Thumb" methods, as I don't want to distract the Rules of Thumb thread with a lot of Viking Ship building. The quotes in this post #1 come from the linked thread.
    Yes, I came across some nice examples . . . :)








    Note: the last above language is Swedish

    Styresholm Swedish = Styresholm English - - - - Skeppet = Ship - - - - Styresholmskeppet = Styresholm Ship
     
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  2. hoytedow
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    Thanks, Angel. I will spend some time here reading and learning.
     
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    I enjoy seeing these old school approaches, but wouldn't want anything to do with one. It's akin to enjoying an old log cabin, but having zero interest in standing in a pit, with a 8' long saw, getting out rafter timbers. I've also seen up close and personally what those tools (above) can do to your shins. No thanks . . .
     
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  6. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Thanks for the warning PAR, I've looked up some pictures and found also some injury prevention tips from a bushcraft guy....




    Which makes me wonder, are those tips, getting a longer axe or working on your knees, also good injury prevention tips for the above shown axe works in Viking ship building ?

    As I don't know if one can work on the knees with an axe on such a keel beam, so maybe getting a longer ax handle is a better idea here ?
     
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    Wearing armor/armour would help.
     

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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

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