Wisløff modellbygg Nordlandsbåt

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Well, i just couldn't keep my fingers off of her, i sanded the bands and put wooden toothpick pegs in to simulate wooden nails (didn't work out too well and i ran out of sticks, hence the two unstained bands) and colored them with a sort of wood stain thingamabob. i left the ends unstained on some, as one board shall be glued into them. i also built some oldschool fish boxes, but forgot to take a photo.

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Hi again. Stil lhaven't progressed with this kit, as i am reading the book, but in the meantime i will be building the Norwegian boat Torborg as a warm up before tackling the hull of the nordlandsbåt. Stay tuned!
Not the full boat but a 20th century Norwegian fjord row boat construction from logs to launching using a band saw and a lot of tools, especially very sharp axes. PT-2
Norwegian fjord row boat
 
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Not the full boat but a 20th century Norwegian fjord row boat construction from logs to launching using a band saw and a lot of tools, especially very sharp axes. PT-2
Norwegian fjord row boat
I actually have a tiny, super sharp axe for my model boat building, it's made by my little brother. I lost it somewhere in my move, but when i manage to find it, I'll post a picture of it here.
 
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I actually have a tiny, super sharp axe for my model boat building, it's made by my little brother. I lost it somewhere in my move, but when i manage to find it, I'll post a picture of it here.
The second factor was the hand and eye coordination skill that he had in controlling the cutting, whether chopping or carving. I lost those some years ago and would not try it today. PT-2
 
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I saw an illustration of a boat
The second factor was the hand and eye coordination skill that he had in controlling the cutting, whether chopping or carving. I lost those some years ago and would not try it today. PT-2
builders ship ax which has one side of the blade flat and the handle curing away so that knuckles are not scraped on the surface being cut. That also partially explains how it can be sharped to a precise edge and not two faces coming together. PT-2
 
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builders ship ax which has one side of the blade flat and the handle curing away so that knuckles are not scraped on the surface being cut. That also partially explains how it can be sharped to a precise edge and not two faces coming together. PT-2
i have one exactly like that, altough it is very small, the blade's length is about 60mm.
 
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Yes. that sounds like one for models and not full sized work unless it would be very small soft wood detailing. PT-2
Yeah, it was made specifically for model building by my little brother by specifications i gave to him. He's a blacksmith and provides me with necessary tools and small forged bits for historical ships.
 
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I fiddled with the planking of the nordlandsbåt, jsut to have a slight clue of what i am doing - and now i'm even more puzzled. I know what i have to do, but i will have to take this project with even more care. But alas, i will not give up! I actually will make some more 2mm pine planks just in case i F**k up some of these - which i probably will. When i get this done someday, i will jump straight away to the nordlandsbåt provided by billing boats - i must say already that the backhouse (løfting in Norwegian) in the billing's kit is rather horrible compared to the one in the wisløff kit.
 
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I fiddled with the planking of the nordlandsbåt, jsut to have a slight clue of what i am doing - and now i'm even more puzzled. I know what i have to do, but i will have to take this project with even more care. But alas, i will not give up! I actually will make some more 2mm pine planks just in case i F**k up some of these - which i probably will. When i get this done someday, i will jump straight away to the nordlandsbåt provided by billing boats - i must say already that the backhouse (løfting in Norwegian) in the billing's kit is rather horrible compared to the one in the wisløff kit.
Just a fun question . . . are you using your planking ax to be traditional? LOL!!!! You have a great blacksmith resource in your crew. PT-2
 
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yep. i work with electornic stuff (uav aircraft and they have a ton of electonical stuff in them) and i have absolutely zero love and patience with that kind of stuff, but with fishing, model building and fly tying i have endless patience.
 
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I was about to start building the hull of this boat, but i decided to make a build jig for her like torborg had. I have a hunch that the hull formers won't stay intact when gluing the planks to them, as they are rather fragile, so i will build a building jig where i will have a sturdy support for bending the planks and gluing them together. then i can afterwards apply the formers there too.
 
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I was about to start building the hull of this boat, but i decided to make a build jig for her like torborg had. I have a hunch that the hull formers won't stay intact when gluing the planks to them, as they are rather fragile, so i will build a building jig where i will have a sturdy support for bending the planks and gluing them together. then i can afterwards apply the formers there too.
I have forgotten which ship/boat that you are building. I see that you had some frames well made and laid out. Lika til with the jig. PT-2 (rich)
 
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I have forgotten which ship/boat that you are building. I see that you had some frames well made and laid out. Lika til with the jig. PT-2 (rich)
Going back to your first posting, thanks for the detailed summary that you gave and photos of the full size replica! PT-2 (Rich)
 
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