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08-22-2012 01:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: viking ship timber frame

I can’t find the poster who led me to this Viking ship site but they did not offer up this link that I hought was an impressive task, building a Viking ship. It is a bit more than any of us might endeavor but if your like me I would loved to have been part of this build.

Dragon Harald Fairhair

I now know it was OldMarine that did the original post, Thanks a bunch!

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~


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#1 posted 08-22-2012 02:31 PM

I’ve watched several videos from that build (what they have provided) over the last year or so and I do have to say, it’s fairly impressive. What’s also impressive is thinking about how it must’ve been done before some of the “modern” tools that they were using were available.

Good stuff.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#2 posted 08-22-2012 02:39 PM

That’s a very cool find. It’s always neat to see modern attempts to recreate the accomplishments of the ancient world.

On a totally unrelated note, that is one impressive beard you’ve got.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#3 posted 08-22-2012 02:46 PM

The beard took control of my face last year and shortly after Christmas I managed to fool it into going to the barbar telling it we were going to a beer tasting store. Once we were seated and the apron put on it was doomed.

It is a bit more tame nowadays, mostly due to a negotiated agreement brokered by my wife.
I feed it beer and don’t ask why it hides skittles, among other things, inside.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#4 posted 08-22-2012 02:53 PM

JAGWAH, excellent response.

And, on another note, I plan on building something soon that is not nearly as Herculean an endeavor, but of similar cool factor. I think all of us should at least build one completely ridiculous project in our lives.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#5 posted 08-22-2012 02:57 PM

do we tell them how to wear there hair…no…...i think the beard issue should be our own, i saw it all out there and crazy…yea…maybe you should tie it into braids…with colored wooden bows or something…that ship is so cool, i would love to be involved with that build…and then be on her when she sails….arrrrrrrrr matey…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 08-22-2012 03:01 PM

Doss, I got to build a fun item years ago for an architect.

I was called to his office and given plans for a huge house. The elevation views showed an attached waterwheel, which I was to build. I was given no other detail or dimension drawings. All I knew was this bad boy was to be 13’ in diameter.

I thought cool, and accepted the task. Later as I was headed home I bought some gas. While pumping the gas I happened to look up and saw a sign that said, 12’ clearence. Crap, I then realized how big this puppy was and I didn’t have room on my shop floor.

Long story short, the project was cool, the build challenging and the results terrific. I would love to start another similarly challenging project. That’s why this ship struck a chord with me.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#7 posted 08-22-2012 03:06 PM

GRIZZ, They are looking for a crew to sail her.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#8 posted 08-22-2012 03:32 PM

wow bob, if it were not for a bad back, i would be up for it, arrrrrrrrrrr…grow my hair long again, get the beard back, grab my sword, and off i go, to norway….....you should do it, go down in style…that is so cool…wish i could

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 08-22-2012 03:34 PM

run for your life… the northmen are coming!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#10 posted 08-22-2012 03:36 PM

that wheel is really great bob, i think doss is right, we should all build something on the really cool scale, ive thought many times of doing an old sail ship, but this viking boat really strikes a cord…i know im making myself a really cool piece of furniture this fall and winter, i think its going to be my own secretary type desk, made of walnut and pecan, loaded with inlays and all kinds of things that i like, lots of nature…probably bears and trees, and who knows , im going to start the design next week…wish me luck

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 08-22-2012 03:48 PM

Luck,GRIZZ!

Another post talks of irrational fear of a tool. Sometimes we can have an irrational fear of a project. Either way it can be a good thing. If we don’t do things out of our comfort zone we can’t learn and grow as craftsmen.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#12 posted 08-22-2012 03:52 PM

i just watched the video, my gosh what a build, things like this getting me so siked, , but were to late bob, they said the boat was going to be launched in june of this year…wow what a ship, there is no way i would have been one of the builders and not sailed with her…that is wood working in its finest…truly

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 08-22-2012 03:53 PM

I love the idea of recreating a viking ship. Now lets get another pyramid in the middle of the Arizona desert!

-- BMartin, Oklahoma, http://www.van-de-steeg.com/services/replacement-windows/

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#14 posted 08-22-2012 03:58 PM

GRIZZ, this was the initial launch last June. Dragon Launch

The actual sea journey is yet to happen. There’s still time to polish your helmet. OK that’s sounds wrong, sorry.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#15 posted 08-22-2012 04:46 PM

I can’t find the poster who led me to this Viking ship site

I believe this was OldMarine’s original posting about this ship.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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