Maybe... if USPS can actually deliver it!
I read that as well, but no, at this scale it hard to follow the exact method. The Mortise and tenon joints would be interesting to build in a bigger version.On 6/13/2021 at 6:03 PM, Chuck Seiler said:
The Excavations of an Ancient Boat from the Sea of Galilee by Shelly Wachsmann (hereafter known as Wachsmann-Excavations) shows the planks have diagonal butt joints. Will you be modeling that into your build...or leave well enough alone?
Are you thinking plank to plank seam?
I started at 10-15 minutes... and on the last plank it was closer to an hour.
They used a technique called mortise and tenon to join the planks.On 6/22/2021 at 6:16 AM, Snug Harbor Johnny said:
I read an article on the 'Jesus boat' recovered in Galiliee ... is this the same boat as the one in this thread? The boat in the article in Biblical Archeology Review showed the the strakes were composed of many oddly shaped planks (some of them short) that were fastened together with lashings passed through severely made holes in the plank edges where they abut. The whole thing looked like a big 'jigsaw puzzle'. The article suggested that valuable wood resourced back them was used with a minimum of waste ... it reminded me of some Inca stonework where all the oddly shaped blocks were fit together so as to remove a minimum amount of material, yet be snug against each other. Johnny
The “ribs” are the next step after some sanding.On 6/28/2021 at 8:18 AM, Snug Harbor Johnny said:
Now I can see how the planking was done ... so whatever goes inside rib-wise or thwart-wise is an installation process - plus whatever else in the way of oars, mast, rigging, etc. Very nice! I'd like to 'improve' (bust?) the ship's boats of the Endurance (actually I'll build them first as practice), since we have exact measurements on three of them (the fourth was the same as Schakleton's lifeboat) and many photographs. There was a recent post on improving ship's boats for HMS Victory, where the assembly ribs were removed and replaced by more scale-like boat ribs - along with thin footlings, scale gunwale (with grain going in the right direction) and a variety of accouterments on hand in such boats. Each boat also has a graceful upward curve to the stem and stern (not sure of the correct term) - and that might be done best by installing the plank below the gunwale first to establish the curve - them go on planking downward (tapering planks as needed). Taking the time to do a better job on details such as these will greatly add to the appearance of the model as a whole. Johnny
Hmmmm... even CA glue?
I presume you are referring to the ribs?
On 6/11/2021 at 4:56 AM, Louie da fly said:
Though the lateen is now known to have been developed earlier than previously thought - as evidenced by this tombstone, dated to the second century AD
this is the only evidence for such prior to the 5th century; all other contemporary representations I'm aware of show square sails. So a square sail is far more likely for the Sea of Galilee ship, which is dated to the first century AD. Indeed, i have seen both typrs depicted on both Egyptian and Phoenician boats of the general era.
It stands to reason that there existed both lateen and square sails in the Meditteranean Sea at the time. Indeed, I have seen dipictians of both Egyptian and Phoenician boats.
I don't know about ca glue....... I use WELD BOND...... I have had bad results with ca glue....... comes apart in time........ Maybe it was the brand of glue I used ?
I use Bob Smith Industries... works well and we'll see about the longevity.
Yeah… I wasn’t liking the look of it either and I have altered it:
Thanks Chuck! I’m pleased with look of the model.
Interesting that the book I read did not mention floor boards.On 7/24/2021 at 9:49 AM, Chuck Seiler said:
Looking good. I like the finish.
The excavation report indicates that there may have been floor boards/deck boards as you have modeled. Floor boards were not found with the wreck, but this is easily explained since they would have been salvaged before the boat was abandoned.
Excellent idea! Will give it a try!
I don't think so. My dad has limited space and this guy should be pretty easy to keep clean!