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Halfmodel of a Knarr

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Project by jensmartensen posted 11-03-2009 12:08 AM 1926 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,

Just thought it was about time I posted a project of mine, instead of just freewheeling on your projects.
This is a halfmodel of a knarr made of mahogany with a fir waterline. It is finished with an acid hardening lacquer.
The frame is mahogany and birch. I finished the frame with oil to give some contrast to the shining lacquer.

I’m sorry about the quality of the pictures, but hey now I’ve posted a project

Hope you like it,

Jens





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nmkidd

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#1 posted 11-03-2009 12:14 AM

Really nice work. Like the use of wood. Now you can build a real one.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 01:20 AM

Dude! You beat me to the punch. I was going to make a half hull of a Robert Perry boat, probably a Valiant 40. I really like the idea of a contrasting wood for the waterline. Did you use buttocks from a drawing to cut it out of several layers, then fair it?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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woodworm

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 03:41 AM

Very nicely made and finished.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 04:18 AM

Looks great well done,how about a couple dozen more projects?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jensmartensen

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 09:36 AM

CaptainSkully: I had the table of offsets, I then lofted the whole boat in 1:19 with waterlines, buttocks, battens, diagonals etc. I then transfered all the waterlines to a transparent paper and marked them on a board with an awl. Then it was “just” some glueing and shaping.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 10:14 AM

Yeah, I like it! Is that a mock up for the real deal?

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

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stefang

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#7 posted 11-03-2009 01:58 PM

Beautifully done Jens. Isn’t a knarr a working boat?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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hootr

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#8 posted 11-03-2009 02:46 PM

don’t know what a knarr is, but it’s really kneat
really though that’s pretty work

-- Ron, Missouri

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jensmartensen

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#9 posted 11-03-2009 04:16 PM

An original knarr is a viking trading boat, a modern knarr is a sailboat.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 11-03-2009 08:32 PM

What amazes me is the Vikings sailing the open sea in small open boats all the way to Canada!!

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

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