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 Boat build in Cornwall
Edwin Deady
Posted: Jan 22 2012, 10:38 AM


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Not mine but a "proper" one, a full-size BA boat with split oak planks and yew withies to be built at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall.
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Archaeolog...tail/story.html

I hope to participate a bit although a health problem after Christmas will severely limit me this year.

Starting in April after intensive preparation the build should be in the workshop of the Maritime Museum with public viewing and participation.
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Brock H
Posted: Jan 22 2012, 03:04 PM


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This sounds really interesting. Please keep us posted on the progress of this project.
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Edwin Deady
Posted: Apr 10 2012, 12:11 PM


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Exhibition nearly ready to open and they are getting the boat build stuff in place.
"Cornwall and the sea in the Bronze Age" starts 13th April.

Nobody has asked me to play with the boat build despite me asking but I shall spend a lot of around the place anyway!

Edwin

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Edwin Deady
Posted: Apr 13 2012, 09:34 PM


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Split tree trunk in Museum workspace, bark being removed:
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Edwin Deady
Posted: Apr 13 2012, 09:37 PM


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Split tree trunk in Maritime Museum. bark being removed:

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Frank S.
Posted: Apr 21 2012, 12:49 AM


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Neil asked me to post this here, enjoy!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17775009
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Edwin Deady
Posted: Apr 21 2012, 08:12 PM


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I should have thought to post that link, thanks. I can claim to have been standing behind the barrier while the filming of that piece was going on.
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Brock H
Posted: Apr 22 2012, 03:21 PM


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Nice link, Frank. Did Neil make the axes they're using?
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Edwin Deady
Posted: Apr 22 2012, 04:31 PM


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Yes he did and hafted them.
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Brock H
Posted: Apr 24 2012, 01:44 PM


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I figured he would have.
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Frank S.
Posted: Apr 26 2012, 10:10 AM


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Another update from Neil:

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In the picture are the two oak truck section which when finished will make the center keel, joined end to end make the boat 53 feet long and estimated to weigh around 8 tonnes.

It is being made with all bronze age tools 30 to date, by master ship wright Brian Cummings who has build several large oak ship.

There will be a web cam shortly open to all i will send the link as soon as its online

cheers Neil



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Frank S.
Posted: Apr 26 2012, 10:11 AM


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And here are the tools Neil made:

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Frank S.
Posted: Apr 26 2012, 10:13 AM


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Another picture

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Frank S.
Posted: May 29 2012, 11:10 AM


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A video Neil asked me to post here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22chM3wYrk0
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royh
Posted: Jun 18 2012, 09:26 PM


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u22j34g85Q

Edwin or anyone else wishing to help out contact Brian Cumby

boatmanbrian@btinternet.com
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Edwin Deady
Posted: Jun 20 2012, 07:00 AM


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Thanks
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