|Project by YorkshireStewart||posted 04-29-2009 08:15 PM||3915 views||10 times favorited||18 comments|
Here is my blog showing the construction and historical details of this re-construction. The iron and wedge are purely conjectural as these parts did not survive being in the bog for nearly 2000 years.
I had great difficulty over the location of the cross-pin with respect to the back ramp. No matter how I scaled off the various dimensions from archaeologist’s drawings and photographs, the gap seemed insufficient to take both the iron and a wedge. So in this model, both pin and ramp locations may be a few mm different from the original. As that’s in Denmark I doubt that the two will ever be side by side to check on this!
The zig-zag marks are hardly visible on the original in 2009, but are shown on drawings made soon after the plane’s discovery in the 1860s.
The long mouth as shown in photograph #3 is just like the original (about 1” long). The off centre hollow in the sole reflects that of the original too.
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