Planks

01-07-2015
Modern boatbuilders use a steam chest when fitting planks to the hulls of boats. The planks are enclosed in the chest and heated up, which makes them more pliable and easier to manipulate into the correct shape. 12th century boatbuilders had no such machine though, and so in line with our aim of building the boat using the same tools and techniques as were available to the original builders of the Gislinge Boat in 1130, a slightly more old-school method is called for.

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Rope of lime bast
Rope of lime bast
Gislinge boat- floor timbers
Gislinge boat- floor timbers
The Gislinge Project
The Gislinge Project
Cleaving logs
Cleaving logs
Planks
Planks
The after stem for the Gislinge Boat.
The after stem for the Gislinge Boat.
Wood for the Gislinge Boats keel
Wood for the Gislinge Boats keel