anyone for a little timetravel back to the Vikings

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Blog entry by Dennisgrosen posted 03-04-2011 05:26 AM 6850 reads 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been pointed to this Museum site by Houtje and I most say they done a fantastic wotk with the site
since I last visited it back then it was a boring site but now you can follow how they made there longboats
or as some call them Dragonboats :-) as well as other reconstructions of old boats and the thecnic they were
build with including see how they have made a seatravel from Denmark to Dublin to find out much more
about how the old Vikings cuold have handled the boat type and how they cuold have traveled the oceans
and you can learn more about the life at that time

right at the top of the site you can change to a lot other language´s that fits you :-)
so if you have any interress in how the ancesters lived and the historic behind the rest of the time
up to day this is a most site to visit
the first link is the front page

the second link is more about the construction and sailing with a 30 meter long longboat
and the great ocean travel from Denmark to Dublin with the HAVHINGST ( I folloew the travel on the television back then )
(you can see the boat on the picture down here )

have a great trip back in time :-)


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#1 posted 03-04-2011 05:48 AM

Now that’s a fine ship. I was born a thousand years after my time.
Thanks for this Dennis.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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John Ormsby

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#2 posted 03-04-2011 06:15 AM

I just went through most of the museum info and enjoyed it tremendously. Thanks for sharing the find.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#3 posted 03-04-2011 06:46 AM

I enjoyed the story of the making of the eel drifters. The old picture of Mr. Christensen hold that old plane. Thx Dennis for sharing

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 03-04-2011 07:50 AM

In the videos you sent of the building of the Viking long boat, I noticed that they were using stefang’s ancient bucket for the pitch. You are tying several blogs together very nicely. Way to go.

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#5 posted 03-04-2011 12:01 PM

Very interesting, Yet another reason to come to Denmark.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 03-04-2011 12:03 PM

Hi Dennis,
Yes that is some wonderful ships, my blood starts to boil and my viking starts to move inside, sail, drink, steal and rape – ok back to the workshop (now I know why Caroline say I’m a real viking)... lol.
Thank you for the links.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 03-04-2011 06:23 PM

Oops. I’m in the wrong place. I thought this was going to take me back in history to a time when the Vikings won a Super Bowl…oh, wait… there was no time like that…sorry, Packer fan…couldn’t resist. And yeah, I know, it’s not like we win them every year, but we did it this year. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#8 posted 03-05-2011 03:29 AM

Shipwright : I knew it cuold trick the old Shipwright to sea some of the local boats used around Denamrk :-)

John : glad I could help to enjoy you :-)and you are right its easely to spend a copple of hours on the site :-)

Superdav : yes the old drifters is a speciel boat type and is build larger too to be used with driftingnets
not a job for mama´s boy´s ….LOL

Rand I gess I was lucky there …LOL

Ken : as I said before we will keep teasing you… ha ha

Shopsmith: Sorry if you have set the timetravel wrong :-)

Mads : yes I know excacly how you feel seing a longboat on land and the spring is just around the corner
glad to have some not so old steal in the shop I can handle … and the beer too … maybee only maybee
I´ll take cover when they call out the dragonboats this year …..even though the old broadsword is grumpy
and want to see some action….

take care

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#9 posted 03-05-2011 09:13 AM

Thanks for the links to my grandpas ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 03-06-2011 09:35 PM

Now thats a boatbuilder for real !

No one would never could build ships or navigate like the vikings!

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#11 posted 03-06-2011 09:53 PM

Thomas who cuold gess a little call to the ancesters wuold wake you from your butysleep
I knew if they had called the Dragonboats out for a little raid you wuold be there together with Mads …LOL
nice to see you on the line :-)

Topamax : always willing to help you—-who do you want to talk to I will give them your
nummer next time :-)

Take care

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#12 posted 03-07-2011 10:21 AM

My grandpa was a Thorston, so I suppose all the Thors go back to the first Viking. Mom and my wife will be impressed when they call ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 03-07-2011 07:50 PM

I believe they wuold Topamax …..LOL
I like your new hairstyle :-)


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#14 posted 03-10-2011 10:06 PM

Hi Dennis. Sorry I missed this great blog earlier. Fabulous links. I have bookmarked it so I can read it a little at a time. I found it interesting about the Oseberg reproduction sinking right after launching. I remember reading somewhere that the Oseberg ship wasn’t really constructed for the ocean. The historians thought it was just built for the burial ceremony and probably was floated down a calm river to it’s final resting place. I wonder if that’s one of the reasons, beside design interpretation, that it sank. Just a thought.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 03-10-2011 10:17 PM

I´m not sure about that or if it was loaded to move to another location
since I have contacted the Museum about the viking toolchest Roy Underhill
made vidio about and ask them where it is located but they said that the toolchest
looked like the one from the Oseberg ship
I try´d to contact Roy to ask more about the chest but it seems to me I got the wrong E-mail adress :-(

take care

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